New Lineup At KCMD
March 20, 2009 at 1:26 PM (PT)
With RICK EMERSON's recent move to mornings at CBS RADIO Rock KUFO/PORTLAND, his former station, sister Talk KCMD-A, will relaunch with a new lineup starting MONDAY (3/23). KUFO OM CHRIS PATYK will add KCMD PD duties formerly held by EMERSON.
On-air, the station is adding DIAL GLOBAL's STEPHANIE MILLER (6-9a), MICHAEL SMERCONISH (9a-noon), and TODD SCHNITT (noon-3p), PREMIERE's JASON LEWIS (3-6p), and TALK RADIO NETWORK's RUSTY HUMPHRIES (6-9p). TRN's PHIL HENDRIE remains in the lineup and moves to 9p-1a, and syndicated JOHN AND JEFF stay in the lineup for overnights. WESTWOOD ONE's DENNIS MILLER and MIKE O'MEARA get dropped in the changes; the station also had been carrying WW1's TOM LEYKIS until that show's recent demise.
"Over the course of the last year, 970.AM has evolved into a full News/Talk radio station while touting a unique sensibility that fits PORTLAND's attitude," said PATYK. "This is the next stage of 970.AM's evolution. On-air and online, 970.AM will have a vast array of points-of-view and intelligent discussions of the news, which can be streamed live as well as accessed via podcasts. Listeners will be encouraged to interact with each of these shows, which are broadcasting live throughout the day."