ESPN On The Move In New Orleans
The station’s lineup will feature ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike from 5-9am, Colin Cowherd from 9-11am, a local show hosted by Ken Friedlander from 11am to 1pm, Scott Van Pelt & Ryen Russillo from 1-3pm, a simulcast of “104.5 ESPN” WNXX Baton Rouge’s Matt Moscona from 3-6pm, and a local host to be named from 6-8pm.
The previous Swamp Pop “Rajun Cajun” format will continue to be heard on 1600 KLEB Golden Meadow.
Original Report 9/26: Following the announcement this week that Entercom’s 1350 WWWL New Orleans will drop ESPN Radio for a mix of Talk and Sports on October 14, we now know where the network will reappear in the market.
Coastal Broadcasting Of Larose has registered 1003ESPN.com for its “Rajun’ Cajun” 100.3 KLRZ Larose. KLRZ is a Class C1 operating with 98kW at 178.7 meters rimshotting New Orleans from 32.4 miles southwest.
KLRZ has previously targeted the New Orleans market in the past. In the 1990’s it ran a New Orleans focused CHR format as “Z100” and in 2005 was about to complete a move-in closer to the city, which would’ve seen the station sold to Citadel Broadcasting for $6 Million before Hurricane Katrina hit and forced the move-in to not be completed.