The New York Daily News is reporting that disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner is in negotiations to make the move to local talk radio. Suggesting Clear Channel’s 710 WOR and Cumulus’ 770 WABC as possible destinations, the Daily News states the program would air in a drivetime daypart. However, Politico adds that Cumulus denies it has had any interest in adding Weiner on WABC. Clear Channel’s WOR will be adding Sean Hannity from WABC in afternoons on January 1, but will have a morning drive opening after John Gambling retires on December 20.
Entercom Rhythmic AC “Hot 103.7” KHTP Seattle has begun staffing up. Candy & Potter, most recently at Country “Q106.3” WWQM Madison, WI will return to the Seattle market to host mornings beginning on January 22, 2014. The duo began their radio career at CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” KBKS Seattle and also hosted mornings at CBS’ Country 94.1 KMPS along with stations in Albany and Charlotte. KHTP has also hired Kristin The Island Girl for middays. Kristin previously hosted middays at KBKS from 2001 to 2009. The press release announcing the hiring of Candy & Potter follows: Entercom Seattle proudly welcomes Candy & Potter to anchor the morning show for The New HOT 103.7 (KHTP). The announcement is a homecoming for the pair, as both members of thi...Read More
Univision has debuted its new replacement program for Eddie ‘Piolin’ Soltelo. “El Bueno, La Mala, y El Feo” debuted this morning on Regional Mexican “LA 101.9” KSCA Los Angeles and in middays on “La Que Buena 97.5” KBNA El Paso, “Estereo Latino 102.9” KLTN Houston, 98.5 KGBT McAllen, and “Estereo Latino 92.9” KROM San Antonio. Univision states that the program will soon be heard in Albuquerque, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fresno, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco. The show features Raul ‘El Bueno’ Molinar from Univision’s KLNO Dallas, Sylvia ‘La Mala’ del Valle (formerly known as ‘La Bronca’ on El Numero Uno Radio Network), and KSCA’s Andres ‘El Feo’ Mal...Read More
660/101.9 WFAN New York Morning Hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton will be seen nationally in 2014. Their 6-10am Eastern program will be simulcast on the CBS Sports cable network starting in January 2014. Boomer & Carton had been previously simulcast on MSG Network in the New York market until earlier this year. The CBS Sports Network is not the same as the CBS Sports Radio Network co-owned by CBS and Cumulus Media Networks. “TBD In The Morning” hosted by Tiki Barber, Dana Jacobsen, and Brandon Tierney will continue to be heard on the national radio network.
Update 11/26: Clear Channel and CMT have announced the deal in which Cody Alan will become host of After Midnite as part of a wider agreement between the companies. Alan will continue hosting CMT Radio Live in the 7pm-12am timeslot as well, which will be distributed by Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks. The pact between Clear Channel and CMT will also see the pair develop additional programming and events across radio, television and digital platforms and cross-promotion between CMT, Clear Channel’s Country stations, and iHeartRadio. The full release follows: CMT, the leading television and digital authority on Country music and entertainment, and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (CCM+E), the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any ...Read More
The Miami Herald reports that a staff shakeup is taking place at Lincoln Financial Media Sports “790/104.3 The Ticket” WAXY South Miami/WAXY-FM Miramar, FL. Herald Sports Media columnist Barry Jackson reports that Ticket morning co-host Marc Hochman will depart the station when his contract expires at the end of the year, while telling friends he’s heading to afternoons at Beasley’s 560 WQAM. Hochman has co-hosted WAXY’s morning show with Jonathan Zaslow since April 2012 after spending nine years producing Dan Le Batard’s afternoon show. The impending departure of Hochman is indicated by Jackson as one of the reasons The Ticket dismissed Tod Castleberry as Program Director as he supposedly let an exclusive negotiating window in his Hochman’s contra...Read More
Regionally syndicated morning show “The War Room with Quinn & Rose” is off the air after being unable to reach a new deal with flagship “FM NewsTalk 104.7” WPGB Pittsburgh. Jim Quinn and Rose Somma Tennent had hosted mornings on WPGB since the station launched its talk format in January 2004. Quinn previously had a long career as a music DJ in Pittsburgh before transitioning to Talk. The program was also syndicated to seven other stations in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and had aired on one of the former XM Radio channels programmed by Clear Channel. In a response to a listener asking what happened to the program, WPGB PD Gregg Henson tweeted: @jennatotaro WPGB tried to reach new terms w/ Quinn & Rose, but as that was unsuccessful, they will be moving on ...Read More
One year after leaving his longtime flagship 99.7 WWTN for Cromwell Sports “102.5 The Game” WPRT-FM, syndicated advice host Dave Ramsey is once again on the move in Nashville. Beginning on January 2, Ramsey will move to Clear Channel News/Talk 1510 WLAC. In the move, Ramsey will lose his live clearance in the Nashville market as the program will air on delay from 5-8pm. Cromwell owner Bud Walters told the Nashville Business Journal, “We have been friends for more than 20 years, and while we enjoyed this partnership from a personal standpoint, we both realize that from a business perspective our brands would be better served if we return to our respective formats.” The move will enable WPRT to once again focus fully on Sports Talk, where its 1.0 share trailed Cumulus...Read More