Friday, October 17, 2008

One Out The Door

Like Thursday, it's past 2:30 PM and we haven't been able to get to lunch yet, but here's a quick extra update on our way out the door for the weekend...

WHLO CHANGES: We've detailed moves about to be announced by Clear Channel talk WTAM/1100 Cleveland, with Premiere's Glenn Beck about to make his return to the station.

We've also told you that Beck's return to WTAM has forced current affiliate Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting talk WEOL/930 Elyria to move the newly acquired Laura Ingraham show into Beck's late morning time slot, starting November 5th.

We've also said we didn't know what Beck's other current Northeast Ohio affiliate, Clear Channel talk WHLO/640 Akron, would do after Beck returns to WTAM.

Well, OMW is hearing that WHLO late afternoon local host Matt Patrick has a "big announcement" planned for his 5-7 PM show this afternoon/evening.

Could it detail a potential very, very big change for the station's lineup, including one that would affect Patrick - who also continues to host his long-running morning show with co-host Angela Bellios on sister hot AC WKDD/98.1?

Which, according to the show's web page, now airs from 5 AM to 9 AM weekdays... not until 10 AM. (We believe it's been like that for some time.)

Feel free to put the pieces together...they fit pretty well from this end...

NO SOJ: And a final (for this week) followup to the mess involving Streetsboro Public Schools' radio station WSTB/88.9.

OMW hears that it's official - the station's weekend "Sunday Oldies Jukebox" will not be aired this Sunday.

Though it's been announced, it's no surprise...considering that as of this writing, WSTB has yet to return to the airwaves even with its regular "AlterNation" student alt-rock programming. And there appears to be no resolution to the standoff we've detailed below.

OK, anything else between now and Monday, you'll have to find out from somewhere else...we're heading out for the weekend...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the Sunday Oldies Jukebox doesn't make it to the air this weekend - North East Ohio oldie lovers have an Internet alternative in TUNEDEX MEMORIES. Broadcasting 24/7 from STOW,Ohio at

A tribute to "Color Channel 14" WHK, you'll be treated to vintage jingles, nostalgia, and like WHK, "not just the hits". If you were a fan of WHK, WIXY or CKLW you'll hear favorites you heard on those stations and a lot more.

Chuck Benjamin
Program Director
A LoudCity station

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Steve Petryszyn
Kenny Schreiber