98.7 The Fan/Tampa Drops Sports, Stunting Until New Format Debut January 5th
December 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM (PT)
BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP has dropped the Sports format at WHFS (98.7 THE FAN)/TAMPA, recently acquired in the station swap with CBS RADIO.
The station is presently stunting with novelty CHRISTMAS music and messages that "format changes take time" and that a new format for "THE NEW 98.7" is coming soon. The sports talk lineup, including the local "KIRK AND KAGE" morning show with KIRK MCEWEN and JESSE KAGE, the midday "FAN INTERFERENCE," and the afternoon "BOOGER AND RYAN" with BOOGER MCFARLAND and MARC RYAN are all out with the flip.
The new format is ticketed for a JANUARY 5th debut. Might the new format include the anticipated return of BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE to the TAMPA BAY radio dial? Meanwhile, sister Sports WHFS-A (CBS SPORTS RADIO 1010) continues with the network schedule.