Cumulus Media Networks has announced that Geraldo Rivera will enter daily syndication on August 13. Rivera, who has been hosting local 10am-12pm programs for both WABC New York and KABC Los Angeles will air live from 9am to 12pm eastern. “When Geraldo agreed to host shows for Cumulus stations in New York and L.A. we had a hunch there’d be national substantial listener interest in his incisive and insightful style, and now we’re thrilled that with Geraldo such a success in those two markets the show will now be available across the country.” – John Dickey, Co-COO of Cumulus Rivera will continue to appear on Fox News Channel where he hosts a sunday evening program and contributes to other shows during the week.
YMF Media Urban AC 107.5 WBLS New York has picked up a few of the weekend shows that had previously aired on the now defunct “98.7 Kiss-FM” WRKS. Bob Slade who had been with Kiss-FM since its launch in 1981 will continue hosting “Open Line” on Sundays from 10am to 12pm along with co-hosts Bob Pickett and James Mtume. Felix Hernandez’ “Rhythm Revue” continues on Sundays from 12pm to 3pm. Fred Buggs will take the Saturday 10am to 2pm shift that had been held by the late Brian Carter. Source: New York Daily News
The New York Times reports that Cumulus Media Networks will launch a new syndicated talk show hosted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to debut on April 2. The show will air live weekdays from 12pm to 3pm in the timeslot that is also home to Rush Limbaugh. The move gives Cumulus an in-house option to take on incumbent Talk stations in that timeslot or to have another choice in place should a situation similar to what happened in San Francisco earlier this year where Clear Channel moved Limbaugh off of Cumulus’ 560 KSFO and onto their own 910 KKSF.
As first reported by SportsByBrooks.com, ESPN Radio has announced that Sports Center anchor Mike Hill and former NFL lineman Mark Schlereth will take over the 7pm to 10pm Eastern (4pm to 7pm Pacific) timeslot on Tuesday, January 10. The show fills the void left when Brian Kenny departed ESPN for MLB Network in September. In addition to his duties on ESPN, Schlereth had been co-hosting afternoons at Lincoln Financial Media’s “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Denver until the station lost its ESPN affiliation at the end of 2011. The Press Release from ESPN follows: ESPN Radio will present Hill & Schlereth, a new prime time show debuting January 10, 2012, featuring co-hosts Mark Schlereth, a three-time Super Bowl champion, and SportsCenter anchor Mike Hill. Hill & Schlereth wil...Read More
Fox Sports Radio has made a pair of lineup changes to kick off the new year. The network has launched its fourth morning show in two years as “Fox Sports Daybreak” with Andy Furman and Artrell Hawkins replaces Zakk and Jack. In evenings “Fox Sports Tonight” gains a new co-host as former KUBE Seattle Rob “T-Man” Tepper joins Rob Dibble in the 10pm to 1am Eastern timeslot. Some affiliates carry Nick DiPaolo and Artie Lange in that slot. Fox Sports Radio is also debuting a new Saturday show on January 7 featuring “96.7 Kiss-FM” Austin morning host Bobby Bones and tennis star Andy Roddick.
Update 7/27: 957SportsRadio.com now features a countdown clock to the stations rebirth as “95.7 The Game” on Monday, August 1. Meanwhile 957TheGame.com was moved to Entercom’s servers yesterday. Update 7/21: Add one more set of domains to Entercom’s list of possible brands for 95.7. 957TheGame.com, TheGame957.com, 957TheGameSucks.com, and KNBRSucks.com were registered yesterday by Entercom. Original Report 7/13: As Entercom completes its staffing up of “SportsRadio 95.7” KBWF San Francisco for its August 1 relaunch, it looks as though the station will rebrand that day as well. Entercom registered domains for 957TheFan.com, 957KFAN.com, Fan957.com, 957ThePulse.com, Pulse957.com, 957TheSource.com, and Source957.com. Other than KBWF, the only other station ...Read More
Chicago radio legend Steve Dahl has announced the CBS contract he has been sitting out will expire on Friday, July 9 and he will announce his future intentions on Monday, July 11 at 12:00 central time. Since being taken off the air at then “104.3 Jack-FM” WJMK, Dahl has been hosting a daily podcast at Dahl.com. Whether its just coincidental timing or not, Dahl couldn’t have asked for better timing for his contract to expire with Randy Michaels’ Merlin Media preparing to make a big impact in Chicago. Between the rumored News or Talk station on 101.1, and Dahl’s original home 97.9 WLUP coming into Merlin’s hands there could be a pair of good fits for Dahl. My CBS deal is up Friday (July 9th). I will announce my future plans via Twitter on Monday July 11th ...Read More
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.