Monday, June 26, 2006

Quick Hits

We're batting cleanup with some small items this afternoon. (No, we're not available for the Cleveland Indians lineup. We couldn't hit a baseball if you put it on a tee-ball stand in front of us...)

ITEM 1: We normally break out Cleveland Plain Dealer sports media columnist Roger Brown's Monday column as a separate item, as it's the one that's supposed to focus specifically on sports radio/TV/media items. There's just not enough material in the column to do it this time.

Real Estate Roger has takes on decent ratings for ABC's World Cup 2006 soccer on WEWS/5, and the loss of some Ohio State sports events for local over-air stations that we touched on earlier in the item about the new "Big Ten Channel".

Brown notes that WUAB/43 will lose some Buckeyes basketball games, but does not mention the same will happen to low-power combo WAOH-LP/29 - W35AX "The CAT". But he also says WOIO/19 will lose some Ohio State football games due to the switch.

Is he sure about that? We were under the impression that OSU football was pretty much available every week on over-air stations (usually WEWS/5 as part of ABC's deal). We'll have to check on that...

That's about all that's worth noting from Roger's column this Monday.

ITEM 2: AllAccess confirms the rumblings we reported on Friday - "The Iggy Show" is out in nights at CBS Radio Cleveland alt-rocker WXRK/92.3 "K-Rock". WXRK has not named a permanent replacement.

ITEM 3: Some Toledo moves, also off the AllAccess scroll...Urban Radio Broadcasting CHR/rhythmic WJZE/97.3 "Hot 97.3" picks up "Doc Love" as the station's new assistant program director/PM driver. "Doc", former PD of Milwaukee urban outlet WKKV, takes over for the filling-in "Reggie Reg"...

And "Kramer" has left the set of the TV show MD/nights position at Clear Channel top 40 outlet WVKS/92.5 "Kiss FM" in the Glass City. WVKS programmer and operations honcho Bill Michaels is asking for tapes for Kramer's replacement. (Sorry, we ran out of quotation marks...)


Anonymous said...

Karmer is KISS/Hartford bound.

Anonymous said...

oops KRAMER.

Anonymous said...

My understanding was that the new Big Ten network would only reduce games under the ESPN Plus tagline... I don't know how many OSU football games actually air on ESPN Plus right now, though I thought ABC carried a lot of OSU football.

Johnny Morgan said...

I'm glad you mentioned Roger, because that means you read my mind.

I sent him an email last week correcting something from his 19 June column. He stated that Sirius was the satellite sports winner having NFL, NBA, NHL, and Arena Football, as well as European Football (soccer) channels.

He said that XM lost because it had only MLB baseball.

I kindly corrected Roger that XM has NHL as well for 06-07 (shared with Sirius), and will have the exclusive NHL rights come 07-08. It also has ACC, Big 10, and Pac 10 college football and basketball. It's also the FIFA home and the Nascar and IRL home.

That email was sent Wednesday, 21 June.

Roger's had three columns since then; not one correction.

But we did find out TWICE that Butch Davis has a home here.

Who cares? Unless Rog is being invited for dinner.

The man is a fool; he was as radio beat, he's even more now.