Monday, December 19, 2011

Len Tillem, Gene Burns land at Clear Channel 910

Len Tillem and Gene Burns, two of the hosts KGO-AM fired when it switched to all-news from noon to midnight, have been hired by Clear Channel to do shows on the soon-to-be-reformatted 910 AM, according to media blogger Rich Lieberman.

Tillem, formerly KGO's "loyah," will do his show from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by Burns from 4 to 7.

CC is moving most of the KNEW 910 programming to its 960 frequency on Jan. 3, and moving the liberal talk "Green 960" format to KKSF-FM 103.5's HD2 channel.

Back at 910, Armstrong and Getty will continue to do the morning drive, simulcasting on KSTE-AM Sacramento. Two syndicated shows will be heard midday, Clark Howard from 10 a.m. to noon, and Tom Sullivan, noon-3 p.m.

The new 960 will air entirely syndicated programming: conservative Glenn Beck mornings, financial adviser Dave Ramsey 9-noon, liberal host Randi Rhodes noon-3, and conservative John Gibson during afternoon drive. Beck, Ramsey and Gibson had been on 910 a.m.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like I will have to change my commute hours to accommodate Gene's new schedule! A legal show from 3-4? What about the weekend? What about Dining Around? What about John Rothmann? How about Bill Wattenburg and Ray Taliaferro? 910 has some poor reception areas in the Bay Area. Also, relatives who live in the Seattle area were listeners. Sounds like they won't be able to get these programs anymore.

Lou said...

Dining Around will air on 910 on Saturdays, I believe in its customary 10 a.m.-1 p.m. slot.

No word yet on new radio gigs for Rothmann, Wattenburg or Taliaferro. Rothmann, Taliaferro and Burns called into Karel's syndicated talk show on Monday. Wattenburg recently guest hosted for a week in morning drive on KSCO in Santa Cruz and also did some fill-ins for TRN (which syndicates shows like Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham and Phil Hendrie).

tjanvier said...

I'd say 910 is going to be the new bay area powerhouse. A&G are already cleaning up on the morning drive. Gene Burns will seal the deal.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could say they were moving to a better station or that this is a move up, but it's Clear Channel. Maybe they'll bring in the kind of numbers that attracts advertisers and gives management the incentive to build up the station with local hosts. Wait a minute! It's Clear Channel. Even if these guys get great ratings, management will screw up.

Anonymous said...

The only show I will listen to is Armstrong and Gett. All these liberal losers from 810 are the reason I switched to knew 910 in the first place. If they are going to replce great guys like the John Gibson show with this old bore Burns then I will switch to ksfo 560

Anonymous said...

Only nice thing about having these hosts on KGO was their signal was strong, I can only get 910 for half my commute. Hopefully I can listen on the internet from my smartphone.

Anonymous said...

It's great to hear some of the former KGO SF Bay Area talk show hosts again, but how unfortunate that they landed in the same spot that airs Rush Limbaugh. Bleagh.

dmk said...

Gene,

Its time to come back to Boston. Since your departure in the 90's, talk in Boston is a giant cesspool of Stearn and Limbaugh wannabes.