Random Monday Items

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TOLEDO TO CLEVELAND: OMW hears that WTOL/11 Toledo reporter Bob Jones is heading “back home” from the CBS affiliate to Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS/5…the tip coming from the folks at NewsBlues.

Jones’ WTOL bio says the Euclid native has been a reporter for “Toledo 11” since 1994, joining the station a year earlier. He’s listed as WTOL’s “court and crime reporter”. And his bio says that as a 10 year old boy, the Euclid native “would mimic news anchor Tim Taylor on WJW in Cleveland”.

Oddly enough, WTOL is also the destination for WEWS reporter Brad Harvey, who is leaving the station and its Akron bureau for a morning anchor gig at the Raycom CBS affiliate in the Glass City…

LIMA TO DAYTON: We’re hearing conflicting reports on our earlier item about the Lima TV market losing a few thousand people, dropping it to nearly the bottom of the top 200 markets in the 2006-07 Nielsen list.

Someone dropped us a note letting us know that Lima lost Auglaize County and its approximately 10,000 TV homes to the Dayton market. We also have a note on our earlier item that the Lima market lost Findlay to the Toledo market, but we thought that happened some time ago.

KIM’S IN: Syndicated computer talk show host Kim Komando can add this part of Northeast Ohio to her market list, finally.

Clear Channel talk WHLO/640 Akron is adding Komando’s show Saturdays from 3 PM to 6 PM.

We believe Komando has been heard on WKBN/570 Youngstown, but until now she’s never managed to make it to Akron, Canton or Cleveland.

Komando is syndicated out of Phoenix by WestStar, a syndicator co-owned by her and her husband, veteran KFYI/550 Phoenix host Barry Young…

ROLLYE’S IN: While we’re mentioning WKBN, we noticed on the station’s program schedule that the Clear Channel Youngstown talker has picked up Philadelphia-based syndicated host Rollye James’ show to take the 10 PM-1 AM weekday slot vacated by the end of Premiere host Phil Hendrie’s show. James is also heard on WHLO, now from 11 PM to 1 AM…

DAN’S IN: Former Sandusky and Mount Vernon radio guy Dan Baisden is starting a new job today in Lafayette IN. Dan tells us he starts today as program director of Artistic Media top 40 outlet WAZY/96.5 “Z96.5″…

OOPS, NO HD: It’s hard for us to verify the status of HD Radio operations without, well, an HD Radio receiver.

We’ve been reminded that Clear Channel rock WMMS/100.7 Cleveland has not YET turned on their HD carrier, despite the fact that some of WMMS’ Clear Channel sister stations have done so.

The delay we heard in the Cleveland Browns pre-game on 100.7 on Saturday was solely the standard analog profanity delay…

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