Report: Clear Channel Plans Swap Of Sports, Talk In Twin Cities
August 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM (PT)
MINNPOST.COM's DAVID BRAUER is reporting that CLEAR CHANNEL will swap the formats of Sports KFAN-A and Talk KTLK-F (NEWS/TALK 100.3 FM)/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL before the beginning of the VIKINGS regular season. The Talk format would assume KFAN's spot on an FM translator in downtown MINNEAPOLIS to retain an FM presence, but KFAN's lineup would assume the full-power 100.3 signal. VIKINGS football is simulcast on both stations at present.
Cowherd On Way Out At KSTP?
Meanwhile, BRAUER also reports that crosstown HUBBARD Sports KSTP-A (1500 ESPN) is planning to drop ESPN RADIO's COLIN COWHERD in favor of a local show. The station is running employment ads to find a new host for the position, although VP DAN SEEMAN told BRAUER that he has "lots of good candidates" applying for the position.