Haney began working on for Dick Broadcasting in October 1998 and continued with the company after it was purchased by Citadel Broadcasting. He became program director on WJOX-AM in 2004 and moved with the station to its FM broadcast in November 2006.
Haney resigned from WJOX on January 21, 2013 and began working at 97.3 The Zone, a rival station owned by Cox Media Group a week later. Citadel filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to find him in violation of a non-compete clause in his contract preventing him from working in the local radio market for 12 months.
- Faulk, Kent (February 5, 2013) "WJOX-FM owner, Citadel Broadcasting, asks judge to bar Ryan Haney from working for The Zone." The Birmingham News