More News From CBS: Toohey to AM Drive on WQAL

Monday will be a big day at CBS Radio’s Cleveland cluster.

On the heels of classic rock WNCX/98.5’s announcement that it will put “The Maxwell Show” in morning drive, sister hot AC WQAL/104.1 “Q104” has announced who will replace exiting morning co-host Rebecca Wilde, who is leaving the station to embark on travel.

And it’s probably no surprise to anyone that Q104 afternoon driver Jen Toohey will make the move to morning drive, starting that same day, November 1st.

That move had been expected from almost the moment that Wilde announced she was leaving the show once known as “Wilde and Fee in the Morning”.

Like Wilde, Toohey has had quite a high profile in the local media, appearing on various local TV shows.

There’s no word yet who will replace her in the “Q104” afternoon drive time slot.

And we’ve been asked, and don’t yet know the fate of current WNCX morning drive co-hosts Scott Miller and Jeff Blanchard, who will be displaced by “The Maxwell Show” on Monday – if they haven’t left the building already.

If they’re moving to another time slot, or to another role within CBS Radio locally (they probably wouldn’t be a fit for Q104, of course), we haven’t heard it.

UPDATE 10/27/10 10:55 PM: Scott Miller confirms to AllAccess that he is indeed out as a result of the changes at WNCX. (We haven’t heard from Scott in a while, or we presume he’d have confirmed it to us, too.)

Quoting the trade site:

The move displaces former morning show host SCOTT MILLER. Reach out to this experienced on-air and programming talent with experience in both Rock and AC formats at (440) 840-1028 and mediamax (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

The Q104 press release on Jen Toohey’s move is reprinted below…

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Jen Toohey joins the Q104 Morning Show!

CLEVELAND, OHIO – WQAL, announced today that Jen Toohey will join host Allan Fee and the highly rated WQAL morning show on Monday, 11/1 as morning co-host. Toohey is currently the Afternoon Drive host on the station and has been with WQAL since 2004. The show can be heard on-air air weekdays 5:30 to 10:00AM and streaming live on-line at http://www.q104.com.

Jen Toohey’s listeners have followed her through single life, “Jen’s Question of the Day,” advice from her Mom and her engagement. “We are so excited to have Jen bring her continuing life story line of marriage and family to the Q104 Morning Show,” says Dave Popovich, VP of Programming for CBS Radio Cleveland.

Jen Toohey replaces Rebecca Wilde who after almost 10 years at Q104 has chosen to leave the station to travel the world. “Because Rebecca has been such an important part of the Q104 brand, it was imperative that we find the right person,” states Popovich.

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One Response to More News From CBS: Toohey to AM Drive on WQAL

  1. yekimi says:

    Seems to me that it’s just like rearranging deck chairs on the titanic. No matter how many times you shuffle them, the ship is still gonna sink.

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