ESPN Radio has completed the revamping of its weekday lineup following the move of Dan Le Batard into the 10am-1pm slot previously held by Colin Cowherd. “The Right Time” hosted by Bomani Jones, which has aired from 9-11pm Eastern since its debut in March will move to the 4-7pm slot. The Grantland.com podcast hosted by former NBA star Jalen Rose and David Jacoby will become a daily radio show in the 7-9pm slot based at the Grantland offices in Los Angeles. Rose will continue to co-host ESPN’s NBA Countdown, while Jacoby serves as producer of all of Grantland’s audio and video content. Jorge Sedano, who had held the 7-9pm slot solo since the exit of co-host Mark Schlereth in March, will move to 9-11pm with a new co-host. Former Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Jen ...Read More
University of Pennsylvania AAA 88.5 WXPN Philadelphia has filled its vacant morning show opening with the addition of Kristen Kurtis. Philadelphia native Kurtis was most recently APD/MD/Midday host at Emmis AAA 93.3 KGSR Austin and previously worked in Spokane and Boston. She takes the spot opened by the departure of Michaela Majoun after 25 years earlier this summer. WXPN (XPN), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (adult album alternative) music and non-commercial radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced that it has hired Kristen Kurtis as its new host of the XPN Morning Show. Her start date on-air will be in October. “We’re really excited to have Kristen join our team,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN Assistant General Manager for Programming. “She’s a huge lover...Read More
Peter Rosenberg is joining the exclusive club of co-hosting two drive-time programs for different companies. The current “Hot 97” WQHT New York morning co-host will join “ESPN 98.7” WEPN-FM’s Michael Kay Show from 4-7pm daily as the third co-host starting Tuesday, September 15. Rosenberg will join Kay, the lead play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees on YES Network and Don LaGreca at WEPN-FM. Rosenberg’s WQHT co-host Ebro Darden is one of the others heard in both drive time periods as he is heard on Apple’s Beats 1 from 6-8pm weekdays.
iHeartMedia Rhythmic Oldies “98.1 Kiss-FM” KISQ San Francisco will debut a new morning show on Monday, September 14. Chino Iglesias, afternoon host at sister Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94.9” KYLD and current KISQ co-host Christie James will take the reigns from Renel Brooks-Moon. Brooks-Moon had hosted mornings at KISQ since its launch in 1997. She will remain with the station as host of the 12-1pm “Renel’s Record Party”. Brooks-Moon is also known as the public address announcer of the San Francisco Giants. Chino had been voicetracking mornings at iHeart sister “95.7 The Party” KPTT Denver and other dayparts in other markets in addition to his duties at KYLD. iHeartMedia San Francisco announced today the debut of Chino & Christie in the Mo...Read More
Akron Public Schools AAA “91.3 The Summit” WAPS Akron/90.7 WKTL Stuthers/Youngstown, OH will have a new Program Director for the first time in 30 years. Bill Gruber, who announced his retirement earlier this year, will be replaced by Brad Savage. Savage has been with Saga AAA “106.1 The Corner” WCNR Charlottesville, VA since its launch in 2006 and has previously programmed AAA 107.1 WQKL Ann Arbor, Alternative 96.3 WMAD Madison, and Active Rock 100.1 KBBM Columbia, MO. Brad Savage has been named PD of Akron Public Schools Noncomm AAA 91.3 The Summit, WAPS/Akron-Canton, OH and WKTL/Youngstown, OH. Savage has been with Saga AAA 106.1 The Corner WCNR/Charlottesville, VA since its inception in 2006. He succeeds PD Bill Gruber who retires after 30 years with WAPS. Savage...Read More
Following the departure of Colin Cowherd to Fox Sports, ESPN Radio is moving the Dan Le Batard Show from afternoons to the vacant 10am-1pm slot starting Tuesday, September 8. Le Batard and co-host on “Stugotz” Weiner will continue to do a one hour local show for Entercom’s “790 The Ticket” WAXY, but that will move to the 9:00 hour. Television simulcast of the show will be live on ESPNU and then replayed at 1:00pm on Fusion, which had been carrying the afternoon show live. No replacement for the 4-7pm show has been named yet. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, The Dan Le Batard Show will move to 10 a.m. ET – its new time on ESPN Radio. The three-hour national show will continue to be co-hosted by Le Batard and Jon “Stugotz” Weiner and will remain based in Miami. The one-hour local show ...Read More
Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano will leave Tribune News/Talk 720 WGN Chicago at the end of this week. The husband and wife duo moved from Sunday nights to the 12pm-3pm slot in September 2013 among a massive schedule revamp. Todd Manley, VP of Content and Programming, told the Chicago Tribune, “Right now we need to invest in one less show. It’s just a matter of resources.” With the elimination of Sirott and Murciano’s show, WGN will extend the hours of its other programs. Morning host Steve Cochran will extend to 10am and late-morning hosts Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder will move to a split 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm slot. The 12pm “Wintrust Business Lunch Hour” that Sirott and Murciano anchored will be led by Steve Bertrand. The new schedule will go into effect...Read More
After exiting the station in February 2013 following a 27 year run including 18 in afternoon drive, Glenn Ordway is coming home to Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Boston. Ordway will rejoin WEEI on Tuesday, September 8 as the new 10am-2pm co-host at the station joining former New England Patriot Christian Fauria and former Boston Red Sox Lou Merloni. He takes the spot that had been held by Tim Benz. Benz exited WEEI in July to be closer to his family in Pittsburgh. While away from WEEI, Ordway hosted a daily streaming show that had a couple terrestrial affiliates and did a weekend show for SiriusXM. After months of speculation and trial pairings with sundry partners, Glenn Ordway is back full-time at WEEI. The former titan of Boston sports talk radio, who most recently hosted his own Internet...Read More
After running jockless since its launch in April, CBS CHR “96.5 Amp Radio” WZMP Philadelphia will debut an airstaff after Labor Day weekend. Joining WZMP for middays is Jilly. She has formerly worked nights at CBS’ “Hot 95.7” KKHH Houston and iHeart’s “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago. Mike Adam will return to Philadelphia from weekends/swing at sister “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York. Adam previously did afternoons at iHeart’s “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia. Bennett, who was in middays at 96.5 prior to the relaunch will take the night slot at Amp. While mornings have yet to be filled, Bex will be part of the eventual team put into place. She was the other on-air talent retained after the relaunch.
“Shotgun” Tom Kelly is leaving afternoons at CBS Classic Hits “K-Earth 101” KRTH Los Angeles. Kelly has been with KRTH since 1997 after a long radio career including multiple stops in San Diego and a brief runs at KRIZ Phoenix and KFRC San Francisco. He will remain with the station as its Ambassador with on-air features, personal appearances, client partnerships, charitable events and special projects. Kelly will also explore more opportunities in television and digital media. No replacement for his 3-7pm afternoon slot has been named.
Former professional wrestler and announcer Taz is converting his “Human Podcast Machine” on CBS Radio’s Play.it into daily live audio/video stream. Originating from CBS Radio’s New York headquarters, “The Taz Show: Bodyslams & Beyond” will broadcast live from 7-9am weekdays before being made available as a podcast at 10am. He had done a week of live test shows earlier this year. Taz wrestled for ECW and WWE before becoming an announcer for WWE and later TNA Wrestling until exiting earlier this year. He and WWE announcer Michael Cole also briefly hosted a program for SiriusXM. The Taz Show will become Play.It’s first live streaming program without any broadcast radio airing. The new daily show debuts Monday, September 14. CBS RADIO today announ...Read More
Following the departure of JJ Kincaid to mornings at “95.7 The Party” KPTT Denver, iHeartMedia has looked in-house to fill their vacant afternoon slot at CHR “Z100” WHTZ New York. Brooklyn native Mo’ Bounce will move up from the 6-10pm slot to take over the afternoon show. Bounce has been with Z100 since September 2009 when he joined the station from CBS’ “Hot 95.7” KKHH Houston. He is also currently heard daily on iHeartMedia and Nickelodeon’s “Nick Radio“. “MoBounce is one of the premiere on air talents in the country,” said Mark Medina, Program Director, Z100. “His contributions over the past several years have helped solidify Z100 as a world class brand and we¹re thrilled to have him driving home New Yo...Read More