Sportswriters Tom Jones, Rick Stroud Named To Host Mornings On WDAE/Tampa
May 21, 2012 at 4:07 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WDAE-A (THE SPORTS ANIMAL)/TAMPA has picked its replacement for DAN SILEO in mornings, hiring TAMPA BAY TIMES sportswriters TOM JONES and RICK STROUD to host 6-9a (ET) weekdays, starting TUESDAY (5/22). SILEO was fired earlier this year and has since joined BEASLEY Sports WQAM-A/MIAMI.
"TOM JONES and RICK STROUD are TAMPA BAY sports experts and we're excited to have them host mornings on 620 WDAE," said President and Market Manager SAM NEIN. "Their wealth of knowledge, relationships and history in the market will make mornings on 620 WDAE the place for TAMPA BAY sports fans to start their day."
"Sports fans in TAMPA BAY listen to 620 WDAE and I'm thrilled to join the station to provide even better sports coverage for our listeners," said JONES. "I look forward to working with RICK STROUD, my colleague of 25 years, as well as talking sports with TAMPA BAY fans."
"I grew up in TAMPA BAY and to begin the sports discussion each morning in my hometown on 620 WDAE is a thrill and a great opportunity," said STROUD. "I've worked with TOM for more than two decades and we always have lively debates and conversations about the sports topics of the day. Now we get to share our passion and opinions for the undisputed leader in sports talk radio."