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Univision Replaces Piolin

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

Boomer & Carton Go National On TV

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.

Mike Huckabee To End Syndicated Show

Another day, another move in the Conservative Talk syndication shuffle. As first reported by Politco, Mike Huckabee announced today that his Cumulus Media Networks program will end on Thursday, December 14. The Fox News host and former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate began syndication in the 12-3pm Eastern timeslot in April 2012. Yesterday it was announced that Westwood One was moving Dennis Miller into that slot and replacing Huckabee on KLIF Dallas and KCMO Kansas City among other stations. On Monday, Cumulus announced that Geraldo Rivera would end his syndicated show at the end of the year. Huckabee made the following statement on his Facebook page regarding the end of the program: The Mike Huckabee Show on radio, which was heard 3 hours a day on over 200 radio stations acr...Read More

Dennis Miller Changes Timeslot; Goes Live In Dallas & Kansas City

As the Conservative Talk syndication shuffle continues, Westwood One has announced Dennis Miller will change his live clearance time in 2014. Now airing from 10am-1pm eastern, Miller’s show will move into the 12-3pm daypart as Westwood One prepares to complete its merger with Cumulus Media Networks. By moving to the new timeslot up against Rush Limbaugh, Miller has been rewarded with live clearances on Cumulus’ 570 KLIF Dallas, 710/103.7 KCMO Kansas City, and others to be announced, Both KLIF and KCMO has been airing Cumulus’ Mike Huckabee in that timeslot. Will Huckabee be moving to the recently vacated by Geraldo Rivera 9am-12pm eastern slot or are more changes ahead?

Cody Alan Heads After Midnite

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

Geraldo To Go Local On WABC; Depart Syndication

Cumulus Media Networks has announced that Geraldo Rivera will end his daily syndicated talk show at the end of the year. Rivera has been distributed live in the 9am to 12pm daypart since August 2012. Before entering national syndication he hosted two unique local shows for 770 WABC New York and 790 KABC Los Angeles. Cumulus has not revealed its plans if any for replacement programming for the daypart. Geraldo will not be leaving Cumulus as he will shift his program back to a New York only focus airing from 10am-12pm on WABC beginning January 1, 2014. WABC will be seeing the bulk of its daily lineup changing that day as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity move to Clear Channel’s 710 WOR. Michael Savage’s syndicated show will move from late nights to afternoon drive, however no replac...Read More

PD & Morning Host Depart Miami’s Ticket

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

Quinn & Rose Exit WPGB

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

Premiere Cancels & Uncancels Randi Rhodes

After canceling syndicated Liberal Talk host Randi Rhodes earlier this week, Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks has reversed course and signed her to a new contract. On Wednesday, Premiere announced that they would cease distribution of Rhodes’ program at the expiration of her contract at the end of the year. Just two days later Premiere has stated they have signed her to a one year contract extension through the end of 2014. In a memo to affiliates, Peter Tripi SVP/Affiliate Relations for Premiere wrote: In a happy turn of events, we are pleased to announce that Premiere Networks will continue to produce and distribute The Randi Rhodes Show. In an industry of constant change, it’s a pleasure to provide good news about a talk talent we think so highly of. We apologize for ...Read More

Dave Ramsey On The Move In Nashville Again

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

Cumulus Adds To National Programming Division

Cumulus Media has appointed a few additional corporate program directors. Randall Bloomquist joins the company to oversee their News/Talk stations, allowing Jim Mahanay to focus on the company’s Sports properties. Scott Jameson, OM/PD of Classic Rock 92.5 KQRS, Active Rock “93X” KXXR, and Sports “105 The Ticket” 105.1 WGVX/105.3 WRXP/105.7 WGVZ Minneapolis and Derek Madden PD of 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles have been promoted to add oversight of Cumulus’ Rock stations. Details in the press release: Cumulus Media, the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States, announces a series of programming executive appointments designed to support national content efforts. News/Talk: Randall Bloomquist is named Corporate Program Director Rock: Derek Madden an...Read More

John Gambling Retires From WOR

After following in his grandfathers and fathers footsteps in hosting mornings at 710 WOR New York, John R. Gambling has announced his retirement from the station effective December 20. “Rambling With Gambling” at one point was the longest-running radio show in America; running from 1925 under John B. Gambling until 2000. John A. Gambling took over in 1959 and the current John R. Gambling in 1990 after co-hosting with his father beginning in 1985. The third Gambling left WOR in 2000 and returned in 2008 after a run at crosstown 770 WABC. The retirement comes as WOR needs to make room for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who will be joining the stations lineup on January 1. The station will also add New York Mets baseball in 2014.

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