Zach McCrite, Rick Venturi To Fill 9-11a Slot At 101 ESPN/St. Louis
March 2, 2011 at 4:14 AM (PT)
BONNEVILLE Sports WXOS (101 ESPN)/ST. LOUIS is filling the 9-11a (CT) slot left vacant by the recently-announced exit of BOB STELTON to head to BONNEVILLE Sports KIRO-A (710 ESPN)/SEATTLE by inking CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WKJK-A/ST. LOUIS "KENTUCKY SPORTS RADIO" co-host ZACH MCCRITE to partner with 101 ESPN's RICK VENTURI, starting MARCH 21st. MCCRITE previously hosted shows on other stations in LOUISVILLE and reported for SPORTING NEWS RADIO; VENTURI, a former NFL defensive coordinator and interim head coach, worked on the station's RAMS coverage last season.
PD JASON BARRETT said, "As we went through the search process, we looked at talent -- both locally and nationally -- that would create interesting, informed and entertaining sports talk, views and opinions.... ZACH MCCRITE is someone who I’ve kept an eye on for the past 3 years. He’s got a big personality and a great sense of humor and he’s the type of host who you find yourself warming up to more and more with each passing day. I am excited about his addition and believe he will bring a great balance and different point of view to our new 9:00-11:00 am program."
CLIFF SAUNDERS and BRIAN STULL will fill in between STELTON's last day (MARCH 11th) and the launch of MCCRITE and VENTURI's show.