Midweek Items Mostly Outside Town

Some more items this Wednesday:

TOLEDO TURMOIL: There must indeed be “something in the water” in the Toledo radio market, and the stations in that area might want to check.

This time, brand new WWWM/105.5 “Star 105” program director Mark McKay, who replaced Steve Marshall just days ago, is out at the Cumulus Toledo hot AC outlet. OMW has no verifiable information on the reason for McKay’s quick departure from the Star PD post.

Marshall was barely out of the building – he announced his resignation about two weeks ago, and left the station on August 18th. McKay showed up for his first day at “Star” just nine days ago, on August 21st…

CMA’ING IT: The Country Music Association has announced the nominees for the CMA Broadcast Awards.

There aren’t a lot of Ohio nominees, but CBS Radio country WUBE/105.1 “B105.1” gets a nomination not only for Large Market Station of the Year, but for its morning show – “The B105.1 Morning Show with Bill and Amanda”.

And one former Ohio personality is nominated as well…a name very familiar to Cleveland radio listeners. Former WGAR/99.5 afternoon driver Danny Wright is up for National Broadcast Personality of the Year for his Jones Radio overnight show “Wright All Night”.

And as mentioned here before, Danny’s at least an occasional reader of Your Mighty Blog of Fun(tm), so we give him all the OMW Jungle Karma we can muster… (with apologies to Premiere’s Jim Rome…)

HOGUE MOVES: We alluded a ways back to a former Northeast Ohio radio talk show host losing his gig in another out-of-state market.

For fans and friends of former WHK/1220-WHK-FM/98.1 talk host Eric Hogue, we’re pleased to announce that the move in question doesn’t put him out on the unemployment line.

Hogue, who did an afternoon talk show when he was here on the station now known as WHKW/1220 “The Word”, is moving from his morning drive perch on Salem sister conservative talk KTKZ/1380-KTKZ-FM/105.5 in the Sacramento market.

Salem has announced that he lands in afternoon drive for a two hour talk show on their Christian talk/teaching outlet in the Sacramento market, KFIA/710. And as a bonus, Hogue picks up a second station in the move… a big one, Salem’s 50,000 watt Christian talk/teaching outlet KFAX/1100 in San Francisco.

As a result of the move, KTKZ will adopt a fully satellite-fed schedule…featuring mostly Salem’s “Where Your Opinion Counts” conservative talk lineup, which is heard here on the company’s WHK/1420…

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