The Cleveland Browns will have three new flagship stations in its home city. Good Karma Broadcasting’s “ESPN Cleveland” 850 WKNR and CBS’ combo of “92.3 The Fan” WKRK and Classic Rock 98.5 WNCX will all share gameday broadcasts of the Browns starting with the 2013 season. Other portions of the broadcasts will be split between the stations. WKNR will exclusively broadcast a four hour pre-game show before all games, while WKRK will be the home of a two hour long post-game show. WKNR will extend its Cleveland Browns Daily program hosted by Vic Carucci from one to two hours. A weekly show with Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski will air simultaneously on WKNR and WKRK. CBS will add an all-Browns HD Radio subchannel on WKRK-HD3. The trio of stations replace Cle...[Read More]
Update 8/29: 92.3 The Fan launched on schedule today at 6am. I could write a detailed listing of the programming lineup, but Ohio Media Watch did that and more. Listen to the launch of 92.3 The Fan at FormatChange.com. Update 8/4: CBS finally makes it official. Modern Rock “Radio 92.3” WKRK Cleveland will shift to Sports “92.3 The Fan” on Monday, August 29. Andy Roth has been named Program Director. Roth most recently served in that role for Entercom’s 550 WGR Buffalo. Kevin Kiley and Chuck Booms will handle mornings. The duo hosted afternoons on Fox Sports Radio together a decade ago. Kiley most recently was co-hosting with Michael Irvin at WQAM Miami. Adam “The Bull” Gerstenhaber will shift from WFAN New York to host afternoons. The remainder of ...[Read More]
CBS Radio has flipped “92.3 K-Rock” WKRK Cleveland from Active leaning Alternative to Gold leaning Alternative as “Radio 92.3“. All jocks are out including the syndicated Opie & Anthony show. More at Ohio Media Watch.
Update 2/19/08: Ohio Media Watch reports that Clear Channel’s 100.7 WMMS has been notifying clients that Rover will debut on that station on April 1 following the expiration of his contract with CBS. Original Report 2/18/08: The syndicated “Rover’s Morning Glory”, one of the primary replacements for Howard Stern when he left CBS for Sirius, has been dropped by flagship station WKRK “92.3 K-Rock” Cleveland after being unable to come to terms on a new contract. Opie & Anthony will move from tape-delayed afternoon drive to the live morning slot. On Rover’s site he has posted a semi-cryptic haiku about the situation: “Told the Eye we’re gone, They’re bitter we found new friends, Scared, they yanked us off.” No word yet on h...[Read More]