Update 6/30: A week after being let go from the afternoon shift, Ray Rossi will return to New Jersey 101.5 to host a late night show from 11pm to 3am daily beginning July 11. The timeslot had previously featured replays of daytime programming. Original Report 6/24: Millennium Radio Group Talk/Classic Hits “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton has announced that Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle will join the station for afternoons beginning Tuesday, July 5. The pair previously hosted in the slot from 1993 to 1999 before moving to Detroit where they worked at CBS’ 97.1 WKRK/WXYT and Greater Media’s 94.7 WCSX through January 2010. The duo will replace “The Jersey Guys” Casey Bartholomew and Ray Rossi, whose contracts were not renewed.
Entercom’s “SportsRadio 95.7” KBWF San Francisco has begun to add permanent on-air hosts to its lineup, with August 1 set as relaunch day. San Francisco 49ers analyst Eric Davis will join the station for 2-6pm. Davis, who also played for the 49ers and three other NFL teams will remain on 49ers radio broadcasts. Davis will be joined by Brandon Tierney, formerly of “ESPN New York” 1050 WEPN. John Lund has left his 12-3pm slot at Portland’s “750 The Game” KXTG for the 10am to 2pm slot on KBWF. This trio will be joined by Dan Dibley, who jumped from crosstown KNBR in late May as new hires by KBWF PD Jason Barrett. The Rob, Arnie and Sports show, based at Entercom sister KCTC Sacramento has been dropped from the 95.7 lineup. The program will move ...Read More
Rick Dees will make his return to morning radio in Los Angeles on Monday, May 4. Dees joins Clear Channel Rhythmic Oldies “Hot 92.3” KHHT replacing Victor Zaragosa who was let go earlier this week.
“92.3 Now” WXRK New York afternoon host Mark “Tic Tak” Allen has left the station after two years for an undisclosed programming position. Lil’ Cee, who has been working weekends on the station will take over the timeslot. Cee formerly hosted afternoons on Dance “Pulse 87“.
Entercom Sports 850 WEEI Boston and its six station regional network announced a new lineup as it continues to battle CBS’ crosstown “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM. Michael Holley, who had been co-hosting WEEI’s midday show since 2005 will join Glenn Ordway on the afternoon drive “Big Show” from 2pm to 6pm beginning February 28. His current co-host Dale Arnold will move to a fill-in spot with the station. While not announced today, the Boston Herald reports that the midday slot will be filled by weekender Mike Mutnansky and former Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni.
Longtime Miami radio host Neil Rogers has announced that he will be leaving his midday position at 560 WQAM and become a consultant to the station. Rogers, who had been doing his show from his personal studio in Toronto had been off the air since being suspended in late-May for cursing out station GM Joe Bell. Rogers had been with WQAM since leaving crosstown WIOD in 1997.
Update 4/28/09: And Clear Channel is at it again. Another 590 employees have been let go from the company, following the 1800+ let go in January. Among the names let go are: KHHT “Hot 92.3” Los Angeles middayer Al B. Sure WKSC “103.5 Kiss-FM” Chicago APD/MD Smash WMVX “Mix 106.5” Cleveland morning hosts Brian & Joe 107.1 WERZ Exeter, NH PD Glenn Turner and Morning Hosts Ralphie Marino and Suzanne Lewis WDTW “106.7 The Fox” Detroit morning show Chad Mitchell and Erica “CJ” Delong All-Access and R&R have growing lists of all the dismissed employees. More local news for the following markets available here: Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Orlando, R...Read More
CBS continues its run of eliminating some of the higher profile morning shows brought in to replace Howard Stern as The Woody Show was dropped from Alternative KITS “Live 105” San Francisco joining the likes of Adam Carolla and Opie & Anthony as former CBS employees. Woody, Tony, and Ravey were brought in from afternoons at Q101 in Chicago to replace Stern on KITS.
Two months ago it was announced that Don Geronimo would be retiring from his WJFK Washington based syndicated show at the end of May. Now, DCRTV is reporting that Geronimo will be finishing up sooner than planned. On Friday, April 11, Don Geronimo will host a farewell show before handing off the show to co-host Mike O’Meara, who will continue on with current sidekicks Buzz Burbank, Robb Spewak, and Joe Ardinger. Don & Mike have been off-air on an extended vacation since March 13.
It seems every week we’re writing about major layoffs at one of the big radio companies. This time it’s Citadel’s turn on the heels of a $848 Million loss in the fourth quarter of 2007. So far we’ve heard from DCRTV of 630 WMAL dropping late-morning host Chris Core and Operations/News Director John Matthews as well as the entire airstaff of 105.9 WJZW. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution brings us news that 12 of the 15 on-air personalities at Country combo “Kicks 101.5” WKHX and “Eagle 106.7” WYAY have been let go. The AJC expects a format flip at 106.7 within the next couple weeks. Additionally, WABC New York mid-morning host John Gambling and newsman George Weber are out, temporarily ending 83 years of the Gambling family on the air in New Yo...Read More
Following his departure from crosstown 96.5 WCMF earlier this month, Rochester morning fixture Brother Wease has come to terms with Clear Channel to join Classic Rocker “95.1 The Fox” WFXF. Wease’s debut date is still not known as he must wait out the end of the non-compete clause in his old contract. In the interim, Wease will work in the sales department for the station while building a new team for his show.
After 17 years at Jefferson Pilot/Lincoln Financial’s Hot AC WSTR “Star 94” Atlanta, morning team Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke left in November. On July 1, following the expiration of their non-compete clause, the pair will take over mornings at crosstown AC WSB-FM “B98.5“.