Random Early Week Stuff

Stringing some items together for no apparent reason, other than the fact they’re there:

JOE MONDAY-THROUGH-FRIDAY: Or is that “Just the Facts, Ma’am?”

OMW hears that Rubber City Radio Akron country WQMX/94.9 weekender Joe Friday will slide into the open weekday overnight slot.

Joe’s been holding down the station’s Saturday night request show, and has been with ‘QMX for some 6 years.

We see he’s already trumpeting the news on his own MySpace site.

WQMX overnights opened up when J.R. Ewing (female version, she didn’t get shot in Dallas) moved up to evenings, following the promotion of “Ike the Night Guy” to be the Midday Guy, following the move of midday host Shannon Alexander to her current perch alongside Scott Wynn on the “WQMX Country Club” morning drive show.

At least that’s what our Rubber City Radio Free In-House Promotion Scorecard says…

INBOUND FROM TOLEDO: OMW reported it back in August, and it’s now about to happen.

Toledo Blade TV/radio columnist Russ Lemmon reports that WTOL/11 reporter Bob Jones is ready to head back home…to Cleveland, for a gig at local ABC affiliate WEWS/5.

Lemmon says the Euclid native “is generally considered to be the best television reporter in Toledo” and specializes in crime and court news.

Jones heads out on Friday having had at least a few weeks to swap stories with new WTOL morning anchor Brad Harvey, who just arrived at the station last month from…umm…WEWS…

NO ARTFUL ROGER: We’ve noticed the past few breaking local TV sports stories in the Plain Dealer’s sports blog have not carried Roger Brown’s byline.

And this week, there’s no Monday Sports Media column…though Roger did sprinkle a few media items into his Sunday column, including a shot at WTAM/1100 afternoon driver Mike Trivisonno for the lack of ratings “oomph” for his new segment with WOIO/19 “19 Action News” anchor Sharon Reed.

A parting shot, as OMW reported earlier that The Artful Roger is expected to depart the Sports Media and Real Estate Listing beat at the PD soon, taking one of the paper’s buyout offers designed to reduce staffing costs…though we don’t know how much longer he has, these would be signs that he won’t be around long…

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