Midweek Odds and Ends

A couple of items picked up off the R-I Cleveland board, and more:

* “Johnny Morgan” picks up an ad by Salem CCM WFHM/95.5 Cleveland (“95.5 The Fish”) for a morning show co-host. There’s no indication if the advertised position replaces a current host, or if it’s for an additional talent on the show. The line “Previous on-air experience a plus” would tend to indicate, in OMW’s humble opinion, that it’s a third personality to join established co-hosts Len Houser and Robin Swoboda.

* “bigwoody” notes that Clear Channel Ashtabula CHR WZOO/102.5 Edgewood (“102 Zoo”) has recently replaced a long-time local morning show with the Kidd Kraddick show, syndicated by Premiere out of Dallas. Premiere, of course, is owned by Clear Channel, which also owns news/talk WFUN/970 and AC WREO/97.1 (“Star 97”) Ashtabula, classic rocker WFXJ/107.5 (“107.5 The Fox”) North Kingsville and new addition WYBL/98.3 Ashtabula…which recently signed on with oldies, for now. (OMW lists the entire cluster because we’d apparently left out WREO the last time. Oops! Sorry about that.)

And not that we needed to remind anyone, but Radio Business Report jumped the gun, when it seemed to indicate a flip of an Infinity Cleveland market station to JACK FM was around the corner. It’s been a week and a half since the item, and there are no signs that any of the company’s stations are getting ready to “play whatever we want”. At least yet…

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