WYLZ Sold To Loons; Flips To ESPN Sports
March 24, 2008 at 2:34 PM (PT)
CITADEL has sold Classic Rock WYLZ/SAGINAW to THE GREAT LAKES LOONS, which intends to flip it to Sports ESPN beginning MARCH 25th. LOONS Pres./GM PAUL BARBEAU described the acquisition as something that was "too good to pass up," as it will serve as secure a flagship station for GREAT LAKES LOONS minor league baseball broadcasts.
The station will carry MIKE AND MIKE in the Morning; The Herd with COLIN COWHERD from 10a-1p; and MIKE TIRICO from 1-3p. Long-time MICHIGAN Sports-Talk host BILL SIMONSON hosts The HUGE Show, weekdays from 3pm-6pm on ESPN 100.9-FM.
Various other ESPN Radio programs will air during nights and weekend hours.
LOONS Dir./Broadcasting and play-by-play announcer BRAD GOLDER has been named PD; he previously was OM/Exec. Producer for the ATLANTA BRAVES Radio Network.
ESPN 100.9-FM has an immediate opening for a sales manager. Interested applicants can send their resumes to ESPN 100.9-FM, c/o Job Opportunities; PO Box 365; MIDLAND, MI 48640. The station will also be hiring a production manager, a traffic manager and several other positions soon.