Tuesday, April 15, 2008

THIS JUST IN: WKDD's Patrick To Do Talk Show

The details are sketchy and few right now.

But word is leaking out of Clear Channel Akron/Canton's Freedom Avenue compound that long-time hot AC WKDD/98.1 morning man Matt Patrick is set to do another regular show in May...a three-hour local talk show on the cluster's talk outlet, WHLO/640 Akron.

We don't have further details on this, including in what time slot he would do the show, or how it affects his long-time gig hosting the WKDD morning show...which Patrick has been hosting since long before WKDD's format moved from the Akron-licensed 96.5 (now Cleveland-based top 40 WAKS "Kiss FM") to the Canton-licensed 98.1.

Patrick wouldn't be the first host to do "double duty" on both an FM morning show and a later AM talk show, even within Clear Channel.

The top-rated morning host on Tampa's WFLZ-FM, known there as M.J. Kelli, does an afternoon drive syndicated show based at the company's talk WFLA under his real name of Todd Schnitt ("The Schnitt Show").

And it was also done for some time at one of the company's California clusters, by a host with a similar background to Matt Patrick.

Stay tuned...


david5258 said...

no surprise--matt did an excellent job anchoring cc/akron coverage of the bobby cutts trial and verdict

CantonRadioGuy said...

I believe May 2008 marks 5 years of Hannity in his live drive-time slot on WHLO. I also believe Clear Channel had some kind of long term contract with Hannity...so with his not-so-great numbers lately it would certainly make sense to put Matt Patrick in PM Drive.