Mike Ivers Out, Chuck Collier In – WMJI Middays

Thanks to Radio-Info Cleveland board regular Johnny Morgan for the tip

It appears that WMJI/105.7 “Majic 105.7” vet Mike Ivers is out in middays at the CC Cleveland oldies powerhouse. He’s been removed from the WMJI website, and has been replaced by Chuck Collier, better known as country WGAR/99.5’s afternoon driver. Unless Chuck’s slaving over a hot console from 10 AM to 7 PM, we’d have to assume that some of that time is voicetracked, likely on WMJI.

Collier isn’t the only voice associated with both stations. Daune Robinson has been on both WMJI and WGAR (not to mention some work reporting and anchoring on WTAM/1100!). Oddly enough, the new CC-standard-issue WGAR website links her under the “On Air” pull-down menu as “Duane Robinson”, despite this in her WGAR bio:

“Fun Fact: Her name is not ‘Duane!’ Her father swore that D-A-U-N-E was the only way he’d ever seen ‘Dawn’ spelled, and Daune has since learned it’s the old Celtic way of spelling the name.”

Heh. We hope the WGAR webmaster won’t see any of that karate action from Daune…

This isn’t the first time Collier’s new assignment displaces a Cleveland radio vet. He moved to WGAR’s PM drive shift from middays there a few years ago, after the station declined to renew the contract of long-time Cleveland air personality Danny Wright. Danny eventually landed as Jones Radio’s syndicated overnight host, and is heard in Northern Ohio on WQXK/105.1 (“K105”) Salem and WKFM/96.1 Huron on the “Wright All Night” show.

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