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93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh Makes Lineup Changes

Entercom Sports “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh will revise its on-air lineup starting September 4. Chris Mack, who currently serves as pre and post-game host for the station’s Pittsburgh Pirates coverage, will move to mornings alongside current co-host Colin Dunlap replacing Jim Colony. Midday co-host Andrew Fillipponi and afternoon co-host Joe Starkey will swap timeslots as well. Starkey will join Ron Cook for “The Ron & Joe Show” from 10am-2pm, while Fillipponi joins Chris Mueller for “The PM Team with Poni and Mueller”. Paul Zeise remains in the 6-10pm slot. KDKA-TV sportcaster Bob Pompeani will also join the station for a weekly segment on the Ron & Joe Show. Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, announced today lineup ch...[Read More]

Mark Anderson Elevated To CBS Pittsburgh VP/Programming

CBS Radio Pittsburgh has elevated Mark Anderson to Vice President of Programming. Anderson was Operations Manager for the cluster and Program Director for Hot AC “100.7 Star” WBZZ and Country “Y108” 107.9 WDSY. Jim Graci will continue in his role as PD of News/Talk 1020 KDKA and Sports “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM. CBS RADIO Pittsburgh has elevated Mark Anderson to Vice President, Programming, effective immediately, up from his current role as Pittsburgh Operations Manager and Program Director of WBZZ-FM and WDSY-FM. Anderson will continue to report to Michael Young, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Pittsburgh. The market includes four radio stations including KDKA-AM, KDKA-FM, WBZZ-FM, and WDSY-FM. In his newly expanded role as Vice Preside...[Read More]

CBS Names New PDs For WQAM & KDKA-FM

CBS Radio has tapped two internal options to program Sports 560 WQAM Miami and “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh. Ryan Maguire is transferring from KDKA-FM to WQAM beginning on May 4 replacing Andy King. Maguire joined KDKA-FM in 2012 where he will be replaced by Jim Graci. Graci is already in the building as Program Director of sister News/Talk 1020 KDKA and will just be adding “93.7 The Fan” to his duties. To assist, PJ Kumanchik will add Executive Producer duties at KDKA-FM to his News Director/Executive Producer position on the AM. Ryan Maguire has been named Program Director for Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM, it was announced today by Rob Morris, Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO Miami. Maguire comes to the market from CBS RADIO Pittsburgh where he has been ser...[Read More]

Lineup Changes Coming To CBS Sports Radio

CBS Sports Radio has made its lineup change official. Gregg Gianotti will join the network from CBS’ “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh for 6-9am with current night co-host Brian Jones. Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber will shift from that timeslot to 9am-12pm replacing John Feinstein with their co-host Dana Jacobsen exiting. Damon Amendolara moves from overnights to the 6-10pm slot with weekender Amy Lawrence moving to the 2-6am slot. Back in Pittsburgh, Colin Dunlap will move from nights to mornings joining Josh Miller and Jim Colony. CBS Sports Radio today announced a new lineup for the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market sports radio network heard on more than 330 stations nationwide, starting on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Highlighted by a deep roster of personalities, the pr...[Read More]

CBS Makes Pre-Holiday Layoffs In Multiple Markets

Update 12/30: More cuts have come to a few CBS clusters. In Chicago, two veteran air-personalities are out. Robert Feder reports that AAA 93.1 WXRT night host Tom Marker has had his position elimnated after 33 years at the station. At sister Country 99.5 WUSN, midday host Trish Biondo didn’t have her contract renewed after 27 years at the station. At Alternative “Live 105” KITS San Francisco, Steve Masters is out of mornings after just 9 months. And in Washington, Hot AC “94.7 Fresh-FM” WIAD loses middayer Kristie McIntyre. Update 12/18: The end of the year has led to job cuts at multiple CBS clusters. Add veteran News 780 WBBM reporter Steve Granich to the list of people out in Chicago. Sports “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM has set a few lineup changes fo...[Read More]

CBS Cuts Adding Up

While attention was made to Clear Channel’s wide-scale layoffs on December 6, it seems that CBS has quietly been making staff cuts as well. Update 1/2: A few more cuts have become public since our first report: Dallas – AC “103.7 Lite-FM” KVIL morning team Gene & Julie did not have their contracts renewed. Middayer Tony Zazza replaces them. New York – WCBS-FM APD Lenny Bloch departs. His voicetracked overnight shift was replaced with a live shift hosted by Dave Stewart, formerly of 95.5 WPLJ. Original List 12/17: Since December 6 the following on-air talent have been confirmed to be let go from CBS owned stations. Atlanta – Morning hosts Frank Ski and Wanda Smith are leaving Urban “V103” WVEE after being unable to come to terms on a cont...[Read More]

CBS Drops Two More FM-Talkers

Dan Mason’s reboot of the changes made during Joel Hollander’s reign as CBS Radio President continues to pick up steam as two more FM Talk stations went by the wayside today. In Detroit, 97.1 WKRK changes its calls to WXYT-FM and began a full simulcast with “1270 Sports” under the name “Detroit’s Sports Powerhouse”. The new lineup features former WKRK afternoon drive hosts Jeff Deminski & Bill Doyle in mornings, Scott Anderson & Doug Karsch 10am-2pm, Mike Valenti & Terry Foster 2-6pm, Pat Caputo 6-10pm, and Dennis Fithian 10pm-2am in addition to live broadcast rights for Tigers Baseball, Lions Football, Red Wings Hockey, and University of Michigan sports. Dropped as part of the changes are ESPN’s Mike & Mike, and most of W...[Read More]

What’s Happening

In Pittsburgh Looks like CBS is adding to its stable of Free-FM branded FM Talkers… Or is it? The wildly rumored format change from Rock to Hot Talk at 93.7 WRKZ will be branded as “93.7 The Zone – Pittsburgh’s Man Station” on April 2. Opie & Anthony will be retained for mornings, however Kidd Chris’ simulcast from Philadelphia appears to be gone. Former WDVE personality Scott Paulson will handle afternoons on the station. For those Net Gnomes out there, see the construction of the new website at http://itm-1013.com. Intertech Media, which designs all of CBS Radio’s websites seems to use publicly accessible web domains for all of its test sites. The site uses the template used by all of the “Free-FM” branded stations, some of which...[Read More]