Westport Broadcasting AC “Northshore 104.9” WBOQ Gloucester MA has parted ways with morning hosts Dana Hersey and Kevin ‘Mugs’ McGonagle reports Patch.com. Hersey is a longtime personality in the Boston market best known as host of “The Movie Loft” on WSBK-TV. Sam Hill is stepping down as midday host at Entercom Hot AC “Alice 105.9” KALC Denver to focus on her duties as Program Director of Classic Rock “99.5 The Mountain” KQMT and as Music Director of KALC. Entercom is taking applications for the midday opening here. Dispatch Broadcasting Sports “97.1 The Fan” WBNS-FM Columbus OH has hired Beau Bishop and James Laurinaitis as its new 10am-12pm hosts. Bishop previously worked at the station and sister WBNS-TV from 2007-...[Read More]
As expected 760 KDSP relaunched today as All-Denver Broncos “Orange & Blue Radio“. Former Broncos lineman Tyler Polumbus, who previously co-hosted mornings at Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN and is joining the Broncos gameday coverage this season, will host mornings with former KDSP afternoon host Andy Lindahl. Other hosts on the station will include Steve Atwater, Dave Logan, and Andrew Mason. In addition to Broncos talk programming, KDSP will cover all Broncos news conferences and team produced content. Following an introductory message from Broncos President John Elway, the station launched with an interview with new head coach Vance Joseph. iHeartMedia Denver Market announced today the debut of the new Orange and Blue Radio, All Broncos, all the time...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has made on-air lineup changes at three of its stations in Denver. Starting at Classic Rock “103.5 The Fox” KRFX, Susie Wargin takes over the midday slot. Wargin had been co-hosting 10am-12pm on Sports “Denver Sports 760” KDSP. Gregg ‘Uncle Nasty’ Stone returns to the company to take afternoons at KRFX. Nasty had hosted afternoons at Rock 106.7 KBPI for 15 years until his layoff in 2012. KRFX morning hosts Rick Lewis and Kathy Lee will pull double duty as they will join News/Talk 850 KOA/94.1 K231BQ for afternoons along with Denver Broncos play-by-play man Dave Logan. “Lewis & Logan” will air from 4-7pm. Logan had been co-hosting the 10am-12pm show with Susie Wargin on KDSP. He also had hosted afternoons on KOA until his move...[Read More]
If there’s one thing we know to expect every November most of the same stations that flipped to Christmas music last year and the year before that and the year before that will do so again this year. That is the primary reason we are no longer producing the list of all stations playing Christmas music. It is very predictable what station will play Christmas music in each market and that they will then return to their regular playlist as soon as the calendar changes to December 26. But there are still the stations that use the holiday music to clear out their previous audience and build attention for a format change after the holidays. Those are the stations we will be tracking. Completed Changes 12/28: American General Media Rhythmic CHR “Power 106.7” KAGM let go of its a...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has confirmed that it will flip “Real Talk 760” KKZN Thornton CO to “Denver Sports 760” KDSP on Monday, January 4. The new format will feature a mix of local hosts with an emphasis on the Denver Broncos and Fox Sports Radio programming. Dave Logan and Susie Wagrin, who co-host the afternoon news block on sister News/Talk 850 KOA will add a 10am-12pm talk show on KDSP. Logan also is the longtime play-by-play voice of the Broncos and a former NFL player. Another KOA host, Andy Lindahl, will also pull double-duty as afternoon host on 760 from 3-6pm. Lindahl will continue anchoring “Prime Time Sports” on KOA from 7-8p. The rest of the “Denver Sports 760” lineup will feature Fox Sports Radio network programming including Dan Patrick fr...[Read More]
Update 5/15: KKZN will flip to Lifestyle/Advice Talk branded as “Real Talk 760” on Monday, May 19. Positioned as “Real Life, Real Solutions”, KKZN will will feature financial news in the morning and advice talk shows the rest of the day. The lineup will feature “Money In The Morning” with content The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Radio from 3-10am, a simulcast of Tom ‘Troubleshooter” Martino from sister 630 KHOW from 10am to 12pm, Dave Ramsey from 12-3pm (starting June 2), Clark Howard 3-6pm, Dr. Joy Browne 6-8pm, Jim Bohanon 8-11pm, TMZ Live 11pm-12am, and Dr. Joy Browne again from 12-3am. Original Report 5/9: Yet another of Clear Channel’s Liberal Talk stations is dropping the format. “AM 760” KKZN Thornton/Denver is n...[Read More]
Syndicated Liberal Talker Randi Rhodes is ending her daily program on May 16. Last November Premiere Radio Networks cancelled and then uncancelled her West Palm Beach based show after agreeing to a contract extension through 2014. The decision to end the program this time came from Rhodes herself. A brief statement from Premiere Radio Networks claimed “Randi Rhodes has decided to end her national radio program. We’ve had a successful partnership with Randi for several years, and we wish her all the best for the future. Premiere Networks will conclude syndication and production of Randi Rhodes on May 16, 2014.” Randi Rhodes aired live from 3-6pm Eastern and includes 910 KKSF San Francisco, 760 KKZN Denver, and 1480 KPHX Phoenix among her larger market affiliates.