WZRR (Nash Icon 99.5)/Birmingham To Go Talk Tuesday After Stunt
May 23, 2016 at 7:43 PM (PT)
The Country/Triple A/Americana hybrid "99.5 THE SOUTH" format that aired at CUMULUS Country WZRR (NASH ICON 99.5)/BIRMINGHAM over the weekend was a fake-out, and the station will apparently be flipping to Talk with programming partly coming from sister News-Talk WAPI-A and some hosts coming from a competitor.
Late MONDAY, the website and Twitter feed for WAPI-A began sporting a TALK 99.5 logo and a new lineup that moves midday regionally-syndicated MATT MURPHY to 6-10a, adds former NBC affiliate WVTM-TV (ALABAMA'S 13) news anchor and crosstown CRAWFORD News-Talk WYDE (SUPERSTATION 101) 9-11a host ANDREA LINDENBERG for 10-11a, moves WAPI 1-5p host RICHARD DIXON to 11a-2p, puts former WYDE host LELAND WHALEY in the 2-6p slot, and fills out the day with WESTWOOD ONE's MARK LEVIN, MICHAEL SAVAGE, JOHN BATCHELOR, and RED EYE RADIO.
Talk 99.5 will be something Bham has never seen. Right team, right signal, right commitment, right time for it. pic.twitter.com/JYDsY0AG1P— Leland Whaley (@lelandlive) May 24, 2016