WOR Adds John And Ken For Evenings
January 2, 2013 at 7:15 PM (PT)
Another element of the revamping of Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK under CLEAR CHANNEL's ownership is in place with the addition of sister KFI-A/LOS ANGELES afternoon hosts JOHN AND KEN for evenings. The show began airing on WOR WEDNESDAY night, with the 9p (ET) hour simulcast with KFI and the 10p (ET) hour being produced live separately for WOR. The pair continues to host 3-7p (PT) on KFI.
JOHN KOBYLT and KEN CHIAMPOU, both natives of the NEW YORK area, came to prominence at Talk WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON in the early 1990s before moving to LOS ANGELES in 1993. The new WOR show follows the renewal of DAVE RAMSEY's syndicated show for 2-4p (ET) as the first permanent moves by CLEAR CHANNEL to revamp the station after much of the local staff at WOR, including local host DAVID PATERSON, was let go in DECEMBER and the syndicated MIKE GALLAGHER and MIKE HUCKABEE shows were dropped. PREMIERE's RUSH LIMBAUGH and SEAN HANNITY are expected to be added to WOR's lineup when present syndication deals with crosstown CUMULUS Talk WABC-A expire in another year.