Winches Says No To WERC, Talks About Joining Finebaum At WJOX
June 26, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
The HERB WINCHES soap opera continues in BIRMINGHAM, with the sports host now saying he won't be joining CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WERC-A/BIRMINGHAM after all and now wants to rejoin CITADEL to possibly co-host a show with Sports WJOX-F star PAUL FINEBAUM.
The BIRMINGHAM NEWS reports that the surprise turn of events came from WINCHES and FINEBAUM talking three times in recent weeks about the possibility of working together, with FINEBAUM adding, "No, this is not an APRIL FOOL's joke." WINCHES -- who hosted at WJOX when it was still on AM and sued to be released from his non-compete clause earlier this year when he was left on the AM (now WSPZ-A [THE SPORTS ANIMAL]) while the WJOX lineup, plus former WERC afternoon host FINEBAUM, moved to FM -- had been assumed to be FINEBAUM's ultimate WERC afternoon replacement.
"At this point in my career, I just didn't think it was the right place for me," WINCHES told the NEWS. "I appreciated the opportunity and the interest they've shown me, but I'm going to look at some other options."