People & Places

Michael Savage Joins Cumulus

Cumulus Media Networks has announced that Michael Savage will relaunch his syndicated program beginning Tuesday, October 23. The new program will air live from 9pm to 12am eastern. Savage had departed Talk Radio Network at the end of September after winning a lawsuit against the company.

Ferrall On The Bench Joins CBS Sports Radio

CBS Sports Radio has announced that Scott Ferrall’s “Ferrall On The Bench” will air in the 10pm to 2am timeslot when the network debuts on January 2. Ferrall joins the network from SiriusXM where he hosts a nightly show on Howard Stern’s “Howard 101“. He was previously syndicated in the mid 90’s to many of the stations that now make up CBS’ Sports properties including WFAN New York and WIP-FM Philadelphia (then WYSP). Ferrall also spent time as morning host at CBS’ 102.7 WNEW New York and Lincoln Financial Media’s 560 WQAM Miami. CBS Sports Radio has also announced the following stations will clear Ferrall’s program at launch. Cumulus’ 1050 KTCT San Francisco, 1310 KTCK Dallas,680 WCNN Atlanta, CBS’ 106.7 WJFK Wa...Read More

People Moves At Clear Channel Cincinnati

Update 9/17: The changes continue at WEBN. With Chris Williams transferring from the former “Project 9-6-1” WKLS Atlanta to program the station, WEBN has segued from Mainstream Rock to Active Rock. Kidd Chris, the former WKLS morning host will take the same slot at WEBN in a few weeks. Original Report 9/12: Clear Channel has shaken-up the lineups at its two Cincinnati FM’s with the arrival of a new Operations Manager according to reports from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Chris Williams, most recently PD of “Project 9-6-1” Atlanta, joins the cluster as Operations Manager for Rock 102.7 WEBN, CHR “Kiss 107” WKFS, and recent Alternative sign-on “Project 100.7/106.3” W264BW/W292BT. He replaces Casey Krukowski who was let go as PD of WEBN and Pr...Read More

Sports Radio Notes

CBS Sports Radio has hired author John Feinstein and KNBR San Francisco’s (and former NBA player) Tom Tolbert as contributors. The pair join Boomer Esiason and Doug Gottlieb as those with roles on the network. For now all four will contribute 60 second commentaries that will air hourly between 6am and 7pm beginning September 4. Yahoo! Sports Radio has named the team of Doug Russell and Mark Carman for their 4-8pm afternoon slot starting Monday, August 27. Russell had been hosting 8-10pm on the network. Carman previously was a host/reporter for KCSP Kansas City and WGN Chicago. NBC’s Football Night in America analyst Rodney Harrison will host a weekend show for NBC Sports Radio. The former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots Safety will anchor “Safety Blitz with Ro...Read More

Heidi & Frank Take Mornings At KLOS

Following last week’s departure of Mark & Brian, Cumulus Classic Rock 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles has named Heidi Hamilton & Frank Kramer as their new morning show. The pair, formerly two-thirds of the midday show on 790 KABC and the defunct “FM Talk 97.1” KLSX, have been hosting a live webcast at HeidiandFrank.com. They will debut at KLOS on Tuesday, September 4. The pair have been hosting shows together since 2000 at KLSX. Kramer originally came to Los Angeles with Jaime White and Frosty Stillwell at then Hot AC “Star 98.7” KYSR. After Kramer and Stillwell were replaced with Danny Bonaduce, they soon moved to KLSX with Hamilton joining them. Stillwell currently co-hosts mornings at Clear Channel Hot AC “Star 101.3” KIOI San Francisco.

Geraldo Goes National For Cumulus

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.

WBLS Adds More Kiss-FM Weekend Shows

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

Cumulus To Syndicate Mike Huckabee Against Limbaugh

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.

ESPN Radio Launches New Night Show

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 Lineup Changes

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.

SportsRadio 95.7 San Francisco Rebrands As The Game

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

Steve Dahl To Announce Future Plans

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

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