Thursday, July 28, 2005

WCER/Canton Recasts As Secular Talker

A small item at

"Religion WCER-A/CANTON completes its transition to secular News-Talk on MONDAY (8/1) with a new local talk show with JASON BURNETTE 6-7p weekdays. OM/ND JOHN AMRHEIN tells ALL ACCESS he's also adding new imaging and more local news."

Amrhein has actually posted about the station adding more secular talk on the Radio-Info Cleveland board.

The name Jason Burnette doesn't ring any bells in the OMW World Empire, and a quick Google search on the name doesn't reveal any links to either radio or Canton. The 6-7 PM slot would clip an hour off the station's carriage of Take On the Day/Premiere syndicated talker Dr. Laura Schlessinger.

WCER recently settled on TRN's Jerry Doyle for its noon-3 slot, after a brief attempt to run the syndicator's highest profile host - Michael Savage - was nixed by Clear Channel Akron talker WHLO/640, which carries Savage live 6-9 PM weeknights, and claims Canton market rights to the show in its contract with TRN.

There's no word if the station will continue to run various religious programs and features that are still on its website schedule, particularly at night and in early morning hours.

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