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KSTE/Sacramento OM/PD Ken Kohl adds programming
duties at co-owned Clear Channel Talker KNEW/San
Francisco along with a new title, Regional
News/Talk Programming Director/Northern
California. Concurrently, Andy Eppinger transfers
from sister station KISQ/San Francisco to KNEW as
When the smoke
cleared after Cumulus closed on its purchase of
WWTN-FM/Nashville from Gaylord this week, PD Doug
Kellett found himself on the outside looking in. A
number of other WWTN staffers were also ousted in
the post-purchase purge.
independently owned Talker WLIE/Nassau-Suffolk as
PD John McDermott was released this week.
Meanwhile, Ed Tyll moves from middays to 3-7pm ET,
replacing Salem syndicated talker Mike Gallagher
and local host Mike Siegel, who previously split
those hours. Premiere Radio Networks' Dr. Laura
Show will move into Tyll's old noon-3pm
with Ernie Brown debuts. The overnight news
and talk show, formerly called AmericaLive,
was recently cancelled by Jones Radio Networks but
has been given a reprieve and a new name as
Connecticut-based Syndicated Solutions picks up
affiliation duties. SSI says it will offer the
program's reported 80-plus affiliates a seamless
Former WNEW/New York
PD Jeremy Coleman is named VP/News, Talk &
Entertainment at New York-based Sirius satellite
radio. Coleman, who begins his new job
immediately, reports directly to Sirius Executive
VP/Programming Jay Clark.
Louis logged its 109th No. 1 book in a row in the
just-released spring 2003 Arbitrons, a feat KMOX
VP/GM Tom Langmyer points out is "a record in all
Arbitron-measured markets." Langmyer reports KMOX
dominated in the Gateway City, finishing No. 1
12+, 25-54 and 35-64. Check out numbers for all
markets released to date at www.radioandrecords.com.
Tom Leykis revealed
the identity of Kobe Bryant's accuser this week.
The Westwood One-syndicated talk host created a
firestorm when he repeatedly identified on his
show the name of the 19-year-old woman who has
accused the Los Angeles Lakers' star of rape.
While news organizations have not identified the
woman, her name, address and telephone number were
reportedly discovered on the Internet. Explaining
why he outed the woman, Leykis said it was unfair
to name Bryant but not his accuser.
ESPN Radio launches
The Sports Brothers. The new Monday-Friday
Sports/Talk show, co-hosted by real-life brothers
Christopher and Erik Kuselias, will debut July 28
and air from 4-7pm ET. The three-hour show will
get an initial outing on a reported 100 stations,
replacing ESPN GameDay, which currently
airs in that slot.
Quick Hits: After
five years with ABC News, WBAL/Baltimore flips to
CBS Radio News ... Salem Radio Networks'
syndicated host Dennis Prager joins the lineup at
company O&O WWDJ/Hackensack, NJ (New York
market) ... WHJJ/Providence PD Bill Hess moves to
AC WASH/Washington as PD ... Media Management
Group has signed WOR/New York financial talk show
hosts Ken and Daria Dolan to an exclusive personal
More Quick Hits:
WLS/Chicago weekender Nancy Skinner has announced
she'll run for the soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat
of Illinois Republican Peter Fitzgerald. Skinner
-- a Democrat who also co-hosts the syndicated
Doug Stephan's Good Day -- has been
temporarily taken off the air at WLS while
management sorts out legal issues raised by her
candidacy ... Former KOMO and KIRO/Seattle host
Pat Cashman resurfaces as morning host at