Regner Out At WXYT/Detroit
December 20, 2006 at 5:02 AM (PT)
"BIG SHOW" host ART REGNER has been fired during the latest retooling at CBS Sports/Talk WXYT (TEAM 1270)/DETROIT.
The "BIG SHOW" will air 10a-2p, pairing SCOTT "GATOR" ANDERSON and DOUG KARSCH. The "SPORTS INFERNO," hosted by DETROIT NEWS sportswriter TERRY FOSTER and MIKE VALENTI, moves the 2-6p slot. REGNER, who also hosted the station's RED WINGS pre- and postgame shows, had been with WXYT since 2001.
"I was told it had nothing to do with my performance, it was all a simple matter of budget cuts," REGNER said. "I was a bit surprised; I can't lie. DOUG and I had gotten the best ratings the station's ever had in that afternoon time slot. I made a nice salary there, so I guess that made me vulnerable. The way the things have been happening at the station with cost-cutting, I guess I can't say it was entirely out of the blue."