Glenn Beck Loses Another Ohio Affiliate

At last check, Glenn Beck was still syndicated by Premiere, right?

AllAccess reports that another big market Clear Channel Ohio talker has removed Beck from its schedule. It’s the company’s second talker in Cincinnati, WKRC/550, that’s replacing Beck with FOX News Radio midday host Tony Snow in the 9 AM-noon slot. The Cincinnati Post’s Rick Bird has details in a Tuesday article.

We didn’t know this, but apparently Snow has ties to the Queen City. He was born in the small Kentucky town of Berea, and was raised in Cincinnati. He’s the former host of the FOX over-air TV Sunday show “FOX News Sunday”, and still appears on weekends on FOX News Channel. He cut his talk radio teeth subbing for Rush Limbaugh, while he was still a newspaper columnist in Detroit.

The Post’s Bird quotes Clear Channel Cincinnati AM programmer Darryl Parks: “We just thought Tony fit the radio station a little better than Glen(n) Beck. He’s been on here for four years and we felt (Beck’s) program had run its course.” Parks also cited Snow’s local connection.

This continues Beck’s “not so great” past year or so in Ohio. His show was dumped last year by Clear Channel powerhouse talker WTAM/1100 Cleveland after a very successful run. Beck ended up being picked up by Akron CC talker WHLO/640, and WEOL/930 in Elyria.

At least in Cincinnati, he didn’t get replaced by CC/AAR liberal talker Jerry Springer…who already holds forth on his home and half-flagship station, WCKY/1530. And at least he hasn’t yet suffered the fate of former Premiere stablemate Dr. Laura, who now counts 500 watt WCER/900 Canton as her largest market Ohio affiliate. (Dr. Laura’s still sold by Premiere, but the company no longer owns her show…that honor goes to her own “Take On The Day Productions”.)

In addition to Akron’s WHLO, Beck still airs on two other Clear Channel talkers in Ohio for now – WTVN/610 Columbus and WSPD/1370 Toledo. But both have made lineup changes in the recent past…

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