WGAR Hires Tim Leary For Mornings
September 28, 2010 at 10:09 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Country WGAR/CLEVELAND has announced that they have hired TIM LEARY for mornings. LEARY is currently in that same role at HALL COMMUNICATIONS Country WCTK (CAT COUNTRY)/PROVIDENCE. He replaces JIM MANTEL, who exited WGAR in AUGUST.
“We are delighted that TIM LEARY is our new morning man here at WGAR,” said WGAR PD CHARLEY CONNOLLY. "TIM is one of the funniest people I have ever met and a solid human being as well. We can’t wait for him to bring his pipes, passion and sense of humor to NORTHEAST OHIO.”
LEARY adds: ““I’m absolutely humbled and honored with this opportunity to work at such a country heritage icon as WGAR. My jaw is still on the ground as the reality of this sets in … totally excited.”
LEARY will be departing from WCTK on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8th and his first day on the air in CLEVELAND will be OCTOBER 25th. Prior to joining WCTK, LEARY was at LOTUS’ KUUB/RENO.
Meanwhile, back at WCTK, current co-host JESSICA TYLER will be doing the show with Producer AMANDA LEONARDO and traffic reporter BRIAN PHILLIPS. No changes are expected after LEARY departs.