Labor Day Weekend Drop In

Just a couple of items this time around:

ROVER’S CLEVELAND GLORY: We weren’t sure of the timing, but it sounds like WXRK/92.3 “K-Rock” morning doggie Shane “Rover” French has returned to his home kennel at the CBS Radio Cleveland alt-rocker.

We haven’t done a lot of solid listening to “Rover’s Morning Glory”, but we stumbled upon the show the other morning…hearing Rover ride herd over a “Dieter” stunt in downtown Cleveland, and then mentioning that they took time recently for moving.

In addition to “K-Rock”, Rover and the gang are still heard on the rest of the show’s syndication empire, including CBS Radio “Free FM” talker WKRK/97.1 Detroit…the show’s largest market after its departure from Chicago…

RONNIE’S GIG: Some OMW readers pointed out that one of Ronnie Duncan’s first duties after being hired for regular work at local WB-to-CW affiliate WBNX/55 would be as a co-host on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.

Duncan co-hosts the telethon’s local segments along with WBNX program director Annie Keith and another interesting name, Clear Channel Cleveland regular Daune Robinson.

We’re told now that Duncan has done the telethon in the past, so we guess we don’t watch it enough to remember that from the past couple of years.

Duncan was hired by the Cleveland market’s incoming CW affiliate a while back to do sports-related work. He continues as host of Radio One talk WERE/1300’s local morning drive show. For more on Duncan, check out Roger Brown’s next column in the Plain Dealer…

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