Clear Channel San Francisco Shuffles Talk Station Lineups
November 29, 2011 at 3:55 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL is shuffling the lineups at its Talk stations in SAN FRANCISCO, and the net effect is the move of the liberal "Progressive Talk" format presently on Talk KKGN-A (GREEN 960) to the HD-2 channel of Oldies KKSF (OLDIES 103.7), with call letter changes and programming swaps on the two AMs.
After the JANUARY 3rd changes, Talk KNEW-A (FOX NEWSRADIO 910 AM) will retain its format but pick up the new calls KKSF-A and the slogan "SAN FRANCISCO'S TALK 910 KKSF." ARMSTRONG AND GETTY will continue to be simulcast in morning drive with sister Talk KSTE-A/SACRAMENTO, followed by DIAL GLOBAL's CLARK HOWARD 10a-noon, FOX NEWS RADIO's TOM SULLIVAN noon-3p, and what is being billed as "The BAY AREA's Only Live and Local Afternoon Drive Talk Show" in the 3-6p slot, with a talent search currently underway for the slot.
What is now KKGN-A (GREEN 960) will pick up the FOX NEWS RADIO affiliation and KNEW-A calls, and will pick up PREMIERE's GLENN BECK for mornings (presently noon-3p on 910 AM), syndicated DAVE RAMSEY 9a-noon (also from 910 AM), PREMIERE's RANDI RHODES remaining from the GREEN lineup for noon-3p, and FOX's JOHN GIBSON moving over from afternoons on 910 to the same slot on 960.
The current KKGN lineup, including DIAL GLOBAL's STEPHANIE MILLER and THOM HARTMANN, PREMIERE's RHODES (simulcast with 960), and syndicated NORMAN GOLDMAN, will be heard (as "FM PROGRESSIVE TALK") on KKSF-FM-HD-2 and online.
Dir./Operations DON PARKER said, "SAN FRANCISCO has a long heritage of great Talk programming and talent. We saw the opportunity to expand our footprint in this crucial arena as we head into an election year and a population increasingly engaged in local, state, and national events and activism. 'SAN FRANCISCO'S TALK 910 KKSF' will provide a forum for lively debate from a variety of perspectives, anchored by our successful morning team of ARMSTRONG & GETTY and more live, local focus in afternoon drive."