Friday, November 02, 2007

Freedom Avenue Changes

We have two items of note out of Clear Channel's Akron/Canton cluster.

First, it's former WTAM/1100 weekend overnight news anchor Michael Kelly who takes over the morning news anchor slot at talk WHLO/640, starting Monday.

Recently, Kelly has been doing news for WPGB/104.7 Pittsburgh during the regionally syndicated "Quinn and Rose" show - via the company computer network from Clear Channel Cleveland's Oak Tree facilities, so he never actually left the building after WTAM pulled local overnight newscasts.

Of course, WHLO carries the "Quinn and Rose" program as an affiliate.

Kelly replaces long-time WHLO news director Tom Duresky, who left earlier this year.

The other item from the Freedom Avenue folks also involves WHLO.

Jerry Mullins, program director for WHLO and for sister sports WARF/1350 "Sportsradio 1350", is leaving the stations at the end of this month.

We will have a clarification on this item sometime in the next day or two...

1 comment:

Todd said...

Is this the same Michael Kelly that did traffic and/or news updates for Brian & Joe on Mix 106.5? If so, will he continue to do that, or will someone else step into that role?