Update 2/13: “Z107.7” KSLZ St. Louis will be the tenth of Bobby Bones’ former affiliates to pickup Elvis Duran as his replacement. Duran will debut on Monday, February 18 with a week of best-of episodes. “103.7 Kiss-FM” WKXJ Chattanooga will announce its new morning show on Monday, February 18 to debut on the 25th. Update 2/11: “96.7 Kiss-FM” Austin and 97.5 KWTX Waco have also announced the addition of Elvis Duran. Original Report 2/10: With the Bobby Bones Show making its move to Country next week, his former affiliates have begun revealing their replacement programs. Elvis Duran will acquire seven new stations beginning on Monday as 94.1 WZBQ Tuscaloosa, “Hot 96.7” KHTO Hot Springs AR, “107.3 Hit Music Now” WRGV Pensacola...Read More
Six months following its launch, CBS Sports “98.7 The Fan” WHFS-FM Holmes Beach/Tampa has shuffled its lineup. Morning hosts Kirk McEwen and Chris Dingman lose the final hour from their show and will now air from 6 to 9am. Gary Shelton and Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski move from 10am-2pm to 9am-12pm. Rich Herrera and Booger McFarland slide from 2-6pm to 3-7pm. The Fabulous Sports Babe moves from overnights to 7-10pm replacing Todd Wright who leaves the station. The remaining dayparts will be filled from the CBS Sports Radio network with Jim Rome taking the 12-3pm slot, and the Scott Ferrall and Damon Amendolara shows in late nights. The entire CBS Sports Network feed continues to air on 1010 WHFS. 98.7 The Fan has been off to a slow start; generating just a 0.4 share in the Ho...Read More
Uncle Joe Benson has left his spot in afternoons at Classic Rock 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles and his heading to mornings at “100.3 The Sound‘ KSWD. Benson, who has been working in the Los Angeles market for 26 years, had been with KLOS since the demise of the Classic Rock “Arrow 93.1” format on KCBS-FM in 2005. At the Sound he replaces the team of Larry Morgan and Sheri Donovan. “Uncle Joe’s Rock & Roll Morning Show” will debut on Monday, February 4.
Update 1/28: Tim Brando will air exclusively on SiriusXM’s College Sports Nation (Channel 91) starting Monday, February 4. The Press Release announcing the move follows: Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it has become the new radio home of the Tim Brando Show, the popular national sports talk show hosted by college sports broadcaster Tim Brando. The Tim Brando Show will air nationwide every weekday (9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET) starting Monday, February 4, on SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 91). The show, which will air on radio exclusively on SiriusXM, will cover the world of sports, with a focus on college athletics, featuring an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary. “I’m thrilled to have our show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation,”...Read More
After settling a lawsuit between he and then Citadel Broadcasting last summer, Paul Finebaum has departed Cumulus Sports “Jox 94.5” WJOX-FM Birmingham with the expiration of his contract. OutkickTheCoverage.com is reporting that Finebaum will join Cox’ “97.3 The Zone” WZNN following the expiration of a three month non-compete. According to that report, Finebaum will be joined at WZNN by Ryan Haney, the current Program Director at WJOX who will take the same position at The Zone. WJOX-FM has moved its midday show “The JOX Roundtable” hosted by Lance Taylor, Jim Dunaway, and Ryan Brown into the 2-6pm timeslot vacated by Finebaum. Finebaum’s program was regionally syndicated to stations throughout the southeast and nationally on SiriusXM. Fineba...Read More
Clear Channel has announced it has signed Steve Harvey to a five year contract extension to continue as host of the syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. As part of the deal, Harvey will work with Clear Channel on expanding his show internationally and creating new programming and promotional projects. The full press release follows: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, today announced an exclusive long-term agreement with top national radio personality, comedian, television host and best-selling author Steve Harvey to renew and expand his relationship with the company. Under the agreement, the multimedia icon will continue his current role as host of The Steve Harvey Morning ...Read More
While attention was made to Clear Channel’s wide-scale layoffs on December 6, it seems that CBS has quietly been making staff cuts as well. Update 1/2: A few more cuts have become public since our first report: Dallas – AC “103.7 Lite-FM” KVIL morning team Gene & Julie did not have their contracts renewed. Middayer Tony Zazza replaces them. New York – WCBS-FM APD Lenny Bloch departs. His voicetracked overnight shift was replaced with a live shift hosted by Dave Stewart, formerly of 95.5 WPLJ. Original List 12/17: Since December 6 the following on-air talent have been confirmed to be let go from CBS owned stations. Atlanta – Morning hosts Frank Ski and Wanda Smith are leaving Urban “V103” WVEE after being unable to come to terms on a cont...Read More
“Trapper Jack” Elliot and Jim “Infoman” McIntyre are out of mornings at CBS AC “New 102” WDOK Cleveland as their contracts were not renewed. Elliot had been with WDOK for the past 17 years. The station had featured Elliot’s farewell audio on its website but quickly purged it along with all mentions of the pair within a half hour of his show ending this morning. Jen Toohey remains in the WDOK morning slot. WDOK relaunched as “New 102” in January 2012.
Actor/Comedian Jay Mohr has been named the new midday host on Fox Sports Radio replacing Jim Rome. Mohr has experience in both radio and sports talk. He’s been a regular guest on SiriusXM’s Opie & Anthony show going back to their WNEW days and has served as fill-in host for Rome. He hosts the “Mohr Stories” podcast on his own FakeMustache.com network. Mohr also hosted the short-lived “Mohr Sports” on ESPN in 2001. Mohr will run in the 12-3pm eastern timeslot going head-to-head with Rome, whose program moves to CBS Sports Radio on January 2.
Update 12/13: Laura Ingraham will return to syndicated talk on January 2 as she signs on with Courtside Entertainment Group to distribute her show. Courtside, run by Westwood One founder Norm Pattiz will also utilize subsidiary Launchpad Digital Media to expand the show’s presence online. The press release follows: Courtside Entertainment Group announced today a new agreement to distribute The Laura Ingraham Show to her national radio audience beginning January 2, 2013. Ingraham’s highly anticipated return to her more than 300 radio affiliates will offer audiences an expanded show experience and a heightened presence on new media platforms. One of the most popular radio hosts in the United States, Ingraham returns to radio coast-to-coast, while significantly increasing her audi...Read More
Here’s a combo you don’t see every day. Syndicated advice host Dave Ramsey will be changing stations in Nashville on January 1 as he leaves Cumulus News/Talk 99.7 WWTN for Cromwell Sports “102.5 The Game” WPRT. WWTN had been Ramsey’s flagship station for the past twenty years, but were unable to come to terms on a contract renewal. The addition of Ramsey from 1-4pm will trigger a shuffle of the 102.5 lineup that currently features the first two hours of ESPN Radio’s Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Rusillo from 12-2pm, Steve Gorman from 2-3pm, and the first hour of “Sportsnight” with George Plaster, Willy Daunic, and Darren McFarland at 3. WPRT will also add additional coverage in Murfreesboro as the station will begin simulcasting on Way Media’...Read More
CBS Sports Radio has announced that John Feinstein will host the 9am to 12pm daypart on the soon to launch network. Feinstein, who is a writer for the Washington Post and author of multiple books, currently co-hosts the midday show on SiriusXM’s “Mad Dog Radio“. He has also been contributing commentaries to the CBS Sports Minute since it began in September. Six stations of the 50+ that will carry the program have been identified as clearing Feinstein’s show in its entirety. They are CBS’ 610 WIP Philadelphia, 1010 WHFS Tampa, 1270 WXYT Detroit, 1300 WJZ Baltimore and Cumulus’ 1230 WFOM Atlanta and “106.1 The Ticket” WMTI New Orleans. The CBS Sports Radio lineup as of now looks like this: 6am to 9am – To Be Announced 9am to 12pm – ...Read More