Merlin Media’s “IQ 106.9” WWIQ Philadelphia has officially confirmed that Rush Limbaugh will debut on the station on Monday, June 25.
The addition of Limbaugh from noon to 3pm finalizes the daytime lineup on the station that also includes a local news block with Al Gardner and Larry Mendte from 5am to 9am and syndicated talkers Glenn Beck from 9am to 12pm and Sean Hannity from 3pm to 6pm. Dial Global’s Overnight America with Jon Grayson has been added for overnights. The evening slots are still to be filled, although a comment on the station’s Facebook page hints at the addition of Mark Levin, whose show currently airs on Salem’s 990 WNTP in the market.
CBS fills the departure of Limbaugh at 1210 WPHT with the addition of a new local afternoon drive program hosted by author Buzz Bissinger and Steve Martorano. Michael Smerconish, moves from having his syndicated show aired on tape delay at his flagship station to a live 12pm to 3pm clearance. WPHT will now have live & locally originating programming from 530am to 1am daily.