Tuesday Follow-Up

Other media sources have finally gotten a Round Tuit (an item available on eBay, we believe), and are following up on what you’ve already read here:

TUIT 1: The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Michael Heaton finally clears up the confusion for that newspaper’s readers, and notes that CBS Radio’s returning bad boy hot talkers Opie and Anthony will indeed be airing on WXRK/92.3 “K-Rock”, and not on now-former David Lee Roth/Howard Stern home WNCX/98.5.

Of course, you know an article about radio in a newspaper can’t be 100 percent accurate – there must be an Ohio law somewhere next to the one about calling WTAM’s Mike Trivisonno “afternoon motormouth”. Heaton’s article, at least on, says O&A will be on “morning drive” on WXRK. Which, of course, is incorrect…as the article itself notes “from 3 to 6 p.m.” immediately after that. Oops. Well, the time is correct, so perhaps people will overlook that.

Heaton correctly notes that WNCX is now touting its morning show as being “under construction”. He also says that “WNCX management is weighing the merits of playing more music in the morning versus personality-driven talk radio”. We’re pretty sure he’s basing this upon WNCX’s website statement we noted here yesterday.

TUIT 2: A Friend of OMW lets us know that the hiring of “First Coast News”/Jacksonville FL news director Mike McCormick as news director of Gannett NBC affiliate WKYC/3 has made the popular TV news/gossip website NewsBlues. It’s a subscription website, but the headline “Jacksonville ND headed to Cleveland” is up on the front page. OMW first reported the item on Friday, at least in rumor form at any rate.

TUIT 3: While we’re in TV Land – no, not the cable channel – Clear Channel Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC/12 announced it’s mounting a 10 PM newscast on Sinclair WB (to become My Network TV) affiliate WSTR/64 starting in August. The move strikes us as a bit odd, since WKRC itself will be starting up a digitally-fed CW Network competitor to WSTR in the Fall, and we’d expected them to start a 10 PM newscast THERE instead…

TUIT 4: It turns out CBS Radio Cleveland AC WDOK/102.1 is not actually broadcasting an HD Radio signal after all. WDOK program director Scott Miller tells OMW that “38 year old women aren’t ‘early adopters’ so we’re last on the list”. And we’re told that Clear Channel CHR WAKS/96.5 Akron (aka Cleveland’s “Kiss FM”) IS promoting its HD Radio status on the air…if you’re looking for “early adopters”, look to a young-skewing hit music station. We’ve updated the item below…

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