Thursday, May 01, 2008

THIS JUST IN: Bye, Bye, Bob and Tom

Cleveland Clear Channel rocker WMMS/100.7 is "rocking again" in the middle of the day.

The station has just announced that the midday placement of syndicated morning drive talk show "Bob and Tom" is history, as of today. Midday air personality Maria returns to her old time slot starting at 11 AM.

"Bob and Tom"'s recorded presence in middays was made necessary a month ago, when WMMS snagged the rights to Shane "Rover" French and his "Rover's Morning Glory" show - formerly heard on CBS Radio alt-rocker WXRK/92.3.

A company press release notes for displaced Northeast Ohio listeners that the Indianapolis-based "Bob and Tom Show" can be heard on other stations, "some located very near the Cleveland area".

Of course, that includes the company's Canton-based sister rock station, WRQK/106.9 "Rock 106.9", which has carried the show for some time...


Tony Mazur said...

I'm not the biggest fan of a scripted radio show, but "Bob & Tom" was funny. I wish another Cleveland-area station would pick them up, but you can't bump Lanigan and I guess they're happy with "Brian & Joe".

WMMS bringing back rock is a good thing. But bringing back rock doesn't mean you have to play the same Ozzy, the same Disturbed, the same Metallica. Please diversify the playlist (and I don't mean bringing back "Big Hair Wednesdays"!).

wkdddj said...

You can always listen to Bob & Tom on 106.9 WRQK.