WKRK/Detroit Drops "Parker And The Man," McKormick Also Reportedly Out
December 29, 2006 at 3:03 PM (PT)
CBS Talk WKRK (LIVE 97.1 FREE FM)/DETROIT evening sports talkers ROB PARKER and MARK WILSON ("PARKER AND THE MAN") have been cancelled, reports the DETROIT NEWS.
The show started at crosstown CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WDFN-A in 1998 and moved to WKRK in 1999; WKRK is reportedly involved in a possible bid for sister Sports WXYT-A to retain DETROIT TIGERS and RED WINGS game broadcast rights, with night games being simulcast on the FM side to remedy objections to the AM's nighttime signal problems.
And the DETROIT FREE PRESS is reporting that midday co-host MICHELLE MCKORMICK has also been let go by the station. The FREEP adds that it expects the RED WINGS to begin simulcasting on WKRK as soon as SUNDAY's game against the LOS ANGELES KINGS.