Nearly two weeks ago, OMW mentioned that Infinity hot AC WQAL/104.1 "Q104" Cleveland afternoon driver Brian "Fig" Figula was heading out, destined for a programming gig in another market.
His destination is now public, as AllAccess reports that Fig is heading back to the hometown station where he started as an intern over 10 years ago - Cumulus CHR station WWCK "CK 105.5" in Flint, Michigan. He'll not only take the programming reins, but will also be heard on the air in afternoon drive, starting next Wednesday.
On the home front, OMW hears that Fig's old job may still be open. Fig's still listed in afternoon drive on Q104's website, and though we haven't heard that time slot in a while, we hear nighttimer John Connor and weekender Rick Allen could be among those filling in.
(Rick's younger than OMW's primary editorial voice, but don't make us feel creaky by unearthing memories of listening to a 12 year-old "Rockin' Rick" Allen on WAPS, the Akron Public Schools station which used air students at 89.1 FM...it's now AAA "91.3 The Summit".)
Oh, and while we're off-tangent, let's go there completely. We noticed on the WAPS website that they're now streaming their audio via one of the Public Broadcasting portals...