WKRK To Flip From Alternative To Sports
Andy Roth Named PD
August 4, 2011 at 8:06 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Alternative WKRK (RADIO 92.3)/CLEVELAND is flipping to SPORTS RADIO 92.3 THE FAN beginning MONDAY, AUGUST 29th. ANDY ROTH joins as PD from ENTERCOM Sports WGR/BUFFALO. He previously worked at CBS RADIO Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK and WIP-A/PHILADELPHIA. SPORTS RADIO 92.3 THE FAN will feature locally produced programs hosted by familiar CLEVELAND voices, along with headline updates every 20 minutes and a full lineup of NFL and college football play-by-play coverage.
Nationally-known talent KEVIN KILEY will team up with CLEVELAND’s own CHUCK BOOMS for mornings. KILEY & BOOMS previously co-hosted a national show on the FOX SPORTS RADIO network. ADAM "THE BULL" GERSTENHABER, coming in from sister Sports WFAN, will fill PM drive. The remainder of THE FAN lineup will be announced at a later date.
92.3 THE FAN will also be the new home for WESTWOOD ONE’s coverage of the NFL including all but one of the national football broadcasts on THURSDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY NIGHTS; and BIG 10 football. The station will be available on-air, on-line at www.923TheFan.com and via the Radio.com application for a variety of mobile devices.
ROTH said, "What we are launching is literally a radio station for 'THE FAN.' For CLEVELANDERS who live and breathe sports 24/7 this will be the place to get the best insight, most in-depth coverage and a well-rounded balance of listener participation all presented in an entertaining forum."
CBS SVP/Market Manager TOM HERSCHEL added, "CBS RADIO is the leader when it comes to the all-sports format. Having the pioneering station (WFAN) among our portfolio along with a number of new entrants to the FM dial in major markets across the country we are confident we know what it takes to make this move a success in CLEVELAND."