Week Ending Wrapup

Some items and follow-up to close out Friday and the work week:

ITEM 1: Veteran former Cleveland radio general manager Walt Tiburski is moving up at his current radio home. Tiburski has been named market manager for Renda’s stations in Fort Myers FL. He moves up from a post as director/sales for the group of four stations, which includes stations running hot AC, classic hits, rhythmic oldies and talk formats.

It’d be easier to name which Cleveland FMs Mr. Tiburski did NOT manage – the stations on his Cleveland radio management resume over the years include WNCX/98.5-WXTM/92.3 (most recent), WHK/1420-WMMS/100.7, and an ownership stake in WQAL/104.1. He left the WNCX/WXTM GM post last October to take the Florida sales director job.

ITEM 2: The fallout over the CBS Radio firing of David Lee Roth, and hiring of Opie & Anthony, continues. Radio & Records Online now echoes the earlier AllAccess report, with word that O&A get afternoon drive (delayed) on WXRK/92.3 “K-Rock” instead of a live clearance on WNCX/98.5, the former local home of Roth and the man who started all this, Howard Stern.

It seems that word hasn’t gotten to the traditional press yet, or at very least, their websites. WKYC/3’s site still has a story that says that O&A will take over for Roth in Cleveland. The AP article does not mention this, so we’ll assume it was a local edit by one of WKYC’s staffers.

ITEM 3: An OMW tipster in the Dover/New Philadelphia area informs us that the Times-Reporter’s article on the WJER-FM move’s FCC approval was the top story on the newspaper’s front page on Thursday…with a large, bold print headline blaring “WJER Step Closer to Stark”. A tip of the OMW hat to T-R business editor Lee Morrison for a well-written article on the move…and we hope we helped, at least indirectly…

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