Report: New Sports Station Set For Jacksonville
February 16, 2007 at 6:01 AM (PT)
Talk WIOJ-A (THE ANSWER)/JACKSONVILLE will flip to Sports on APRIL 2 as "1010XL, JAX SPORTS RADIO," and SEVEN BRIDGES RADIO President STEVE GRIFFIN tells the JACKSONVILLE TIMES-UNION that the lineup will include several hosts presently heard on crosstown Sports WZNZ-A (ESPN 1460), recently sold to CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING.
WZNZ host FRANK FRANGIE is set to host "THE PRESS BOX" 4-7p ET, with WZAZ afternoon "THE RUMBLE" co-host MIKE DEMPSEY said by GRIFFIN to be FRANGIE's new co-host. The station's morning show will be WZAZ "SPORTS FINAL RADIO" middayer DAN HICKEN and FRANGIE's WZAZ co-host JEFF PROSSER, followed by DEMPSEY's WZAZ co-host TOM MCMANUS and SEAN WOODLAND 10a-1p, WZAZ's RICK BALLOU 1-4p, and "FIGHT NIGHT" with hosts to be determined 7-9p ET.
At WZAZ, VP HENRY HOOT tells the T-U that he is unaware of any hosts leaving other than FRANGIE but that others are "free to go" and will be replaced by ESPN network programming. WIOJ's signal is set to be increased to 50,000 watts days and 30,000 watts nights.