Beck Replaces Local Show At KPAY... Maybe
February 19, 2009 at 5:06 AM (PT)
DEER CREEK BROADCASTING Talk KPAY-A/CHICO announced TUESDAY that it is dropping its local morning show on FEBRUARY 27th, and will add PREMIERE's GLENN BECK for 6-9a PT, but the station's GM DINO CORBIN now tells the CHICO ENTERPRISE RECORD that KPAY may keep a local news block on the air after all.
"Today we started looking at potential alternatives," CORBIN said WEDNESDAY afternoon. "It could be an hour long, it could be two hours long. We're looking at how we schedule part-timers." CORBIN said that no deal has yet been signed for BECK's show but that the station is considering several options, including an hour-long news block or extended news reports during BECK's show.
Under the plan announced MONDAY, newsman BRUCE LANG and producer CHRISTINA CRAVEN will exit but will be asked back for fill-in work. News Director MATT RAY and his morning co-anchor KELLY SANCHEZ, as well as Sports Director MIKE BACA, remain with the station. CORBIN said that the station has received public response calling for KPAY "to do all that we can do to save the show."