Mancow To Gain New Cincy FM Talker, Loses KLAC/L.A.
October 23, 2006 at 11:02 AM (PT)
Those rumors about CUMULUS Country simulcast WYGY-WPRV (96.5 THE STAR)/CINCINNATI aren't going away -- ALL ACCESS is hearing that the split of the simulcast, with WYGY and the Country format moving to 94.9 (the former WMOJ [MOJO 94.9]) and the 96.5 frequency going with Talk, could happen around NOVEMBER 1, with TALK RADIO NETWORK's MANCOW in the lineup along with WESTWOOD ONE's BILL O'REILLY and possibly DAVE RAMSEY and sister WWTN (SUPER TALK 99.7 WTN)/NASHVILLE's PHIL VALENTINE.
Asked about the chatter, CUMULUS' JOHN DICKEY told ALL ACCESS, "No comment at this time." And TALK RADIO NETWORK issued a release confirming that MANCOW will indeed be part of a new CUMULUS CINCINNATI FM talker.
Meanwhile, the talk about MANCOW losing his LOS ANGELES clearance at CLEAR CHANNEL Sports KLAC-A continues, with a local TV sportscaster and a sports columnist/weekend radio host tipped as the likely local replacement team. TALK RADIO NETWORK's release indicates that KLAC is "allowing MANCOW to be shopped 'in the market' citing format realignment" on the station.
In the release, KLAC Station Mgr. DON MARTIN is quoted as saying, "There is not a more talented performer on the air today, but TRN FM and CLEAR CHANNEL mutually recognize that MANCOW needs to reach beyond the sports talk audience in LOS ANGELES, several options are being considered.... MANCOW is the future of morning radio, I have no doubt he will find a suitable home in LOS ANGELES, and quickly..."