As expected, North American Broadcasting adult hits WTDA/103.9 "Ted FM" in the Columbus market is flipping to FM talk - with a heavy dose of sports talk - as "Talk FM".
The station's website sports a new logo in the same color scheme as the old one, and has the new programming schedule - which includes the previously announced addition of Premiere's Glenn Beck for the 10 AM-1 PM slot.
(Beck is live from 9-noon, but WTDA is keeping Premiere's "Bob and Tom" for the 6-10 AM time slot.)
Also new to the schedule, as we're told was announced on the air on North American rock WBZX/99.7 "The Blitz" on Saturday, is an afternoon drive local sports talk show hosted by WBZX morning and weekend sports voice "Mark the Shark".
Mr. Shark, who apparently carries the name Mark Howell when he's out from behind the sports microphone, hosts a two-hour Saturday morning sports show on 99.7 - in addition to his primary role doing sports and news on the "Blitz"'s morning drive show. His WTDA show is scheduled from 4-6 PM weekdays.
For now, the schedule on the WTDA website indicates that FOX Sports Radio will fill out the talk schedule, with future "feature programming" to be announced...