Winches To Join WERC
February 1, 2008 at 6:44 AM (PT)
The other shoe drops at CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WERC-A/BIRMINGHAM, as market veteran HERB WINCHES is revealed as the station's new afternoon host 2-6p CT, starting FEBRUARY 18th.
WINCHES, who replaces KENNY STABLER and CHRIS STEWART, previously hosted at CITADEL Sports WSPZ-A (formerly WJOX-A), where he sued to be released from a noncompete in an earlier attempt to join WERC's lineup. He has also served as a TV sports anchor in the market. Under the multi-year agreement, he will also contribute to the station's morning show and sister stations.
"I couldn't be more excited about reconnecting with the listeners. I have missed the interaction with the passionate and intelligent fans here in BIRMINGHAM," said WINCHES. "My long-time relationship with Market Manager RAY QUINN made the decision to join WERC an easy one. I was also invigorated by the passion and vision of WERC's new Program Director, PAUL CASHIN."
"I couldn't be happier to have HERB join our WERC family," added QUINN. "HERB is an institution in this town. It was time to give the people of BIRMINGHAM back the show they have missed and deserve. With this move, WERC takes a giant leap forward. We are committed to building the best possible station for the people of this community."