Monday, November 23, 2009

THIS JUST IN: Maxwell Out?

If you believe the chatter this morning on Clear Channel rock WMMS/100.7's "Rover's Morning Glory" this morning, the station's afternoon drive program is out.

For now, the WMMS-hosted website for "The Maxwell Show" is still around. Stations generally pull or hide such sites when major changes are in the works.

But in a very open conversation with his listeners, WMMS morning drive leader Shane "Rover" French has made it quite clear that "Maxwell" is gone from the station.

Why?

"We wanted to keep the show." is the mantra being repeated by a voice we assume by the identification is WMMS program director Bo Matthews. (We say "we assume" because it's a long-time tradition for radio shows to fake management on the air.)

If the on air chatter on "RMG" is accurate, again, the station apparently made a contract offer to Maxwell and his crew, which was apparently not accepted.

We caution...that all the above is on-air talk. We'll try to confirm details throughout the day today, but this open talk about the WMMS afternoon drive slot on the station's morning show was too big to ignore...

12 comments:

Shawn said...

Although I am guilty of listening to "Rover" and his gang of babbling idiots for a few of the 12 minutes I spend in the car each morning, I have never been a fan (everything else worth listening to is at commercial at that time). Maxwell, however, is fresh, interesting, at times even riveting radio, if his show is indeed finished, i hope he shows up back on the Cleveland airwaves very soon, with a station owner that appreciates his talents!

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Slick said...

Any word on Melissa Mack leaving WJW?

74WIXYgrad said...

My guess is this is a stunt, and Mr. Bornstein is just on vacation.

Or, as I stated on radio-info, it could be CC protecting Triv again.

74WIXYgrad said...

The link to Maxwell's page is now off the WMMS website.

Chuck Matthews Blog said...

Not Melissa!?!!?

Slick said...

I heard it was announced on the 10PM news last night....looking for confirmation.

She's got it all.....I'm surprised she played 3rd string at WJW for as long as she did. I'm just wondering if she's leaving the market or if she's going to another Cleveland station.

It Said said...

Remember a couple of things.. 1)Clear Channel is headed for bankruptcy and 2)Matt Patrick and others are being shedded as time moves on..

Is it possible that WMMS might be the FM Talk Station people have been predicting for years now?

Tick..Tick..Tick...

Sean said...

FYI, this has been confirmed by Bo Matthews on his Twitter account.

http://twitter.com/bo_matthews

It Said said...

WMMS is now promoting the ''Jeff and Dumb Experiment" on their website in afternoon drive..

Gary said...

if you love the mwl show, sign the online petition to get them back:
http://www.petitiononline.com/4maxwell/

Scott said...

Gary,

How about making a petition for Maxwell to stop thinking he's worth so much and accept a reasonable amount of money. He's the one who got greedy and CC called his bluff.