Midweek Drop In

Just checking in…and some of these items have been sitting around for a while…

THREE EXIT, ONE RETURNS: We’ve gotten some inquiries about some of these recent local radio departures, and a former local radio mainstay is coming back to this area to take one of the openings.

AllAccess reports that NextMedia AC WHBC-FM 94.1 “Mix 94.1” Canton program director and afternoon driver Hunter Scott is out, confirming rumblings we’ve heard the past week.

And the trade site reports today that his replacement will be a returning Northeast Ohio programmer – former Clear Channel Youngstown top 40 outlet WAKZ/95.9 program director Jerry Mac transfers up within NextMedia, from his programming job at that company’s cluster in Wilmington, NC, to take the “Mix” programming gig just down U.S. 62 from his old job.

Also recently off the air and out of work in Cleveland are Clear Channel oldies WMJI/105.7 morning drive sports/traffic contributor “Big John” Crawford, and Metro Networks/Salem talk WHK/1420 afternoon news anchor Mike Ward.

We have no further information on any of these items, but felt the need to put ’em up…

ONE MOVES UP: The program director vacancy at Clear Channel Columbus talk combo WTVN/610-WTPG/1230 has been filled from within the building.

Station assistant program director/executive producer Mike Elliott moves into the big talk radio programming chair, ending the search for the replacement for now-former PD Bruce Collins.

Elliott has also been on two sister FMs, rockers WBWR/105.7 “The Brew” and WRXS/106.7 “Radio 106.7”, and he’ll hang onto his air shift on one of the two stations after taking the programming reins of WTVN…the other replacement FM voice will be announced by “Brew”/”Radio 106.7” program director Laura Lee…

ANOTHER BUCKEYE: While we’re electronically in Columbus…if you’re a sports talk radio station in the Home of the Buckeyes, what do you need? Apparently, enough former Buckeyes to field your own football lineup.

Dispatch sports talk WBNS/1460 “The Fan” is adding ex-Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel to their, uh, oh-air lineup. Quoting a “Fan” press release that arrived in Scarlet and Gray:

Krenzel will join The Fan as a co-host for The Mid-Day Show with Mike Ricordati and Scott Torgerson, which airs weekdays from 12pm to 2pm, as well as filling in on The Big Show with Chris Spielman, Bruce Hooley, and Kirk Herbstreit, weekdays from 4pm-7pm. In addition, Krenzel will also host the OSU Roundtable Show, a statewide broadcast on the Ohio State Sports Radio Network, Monday evenings during the football season.

Which leads us to wonder… are there any OTHER former Buckeyes football names who are not heard in some capacity on “The Fan”? We wonder…

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