And that includes keeping Ronn Owens in his original timeslot (minus one hour) and not moving him to KSFO. Cumulus says the change in plans was due to “listener outcry.”
As we reported last week, Armstrong & Getty (pictured) are moving over from iHeartMedia and will take mornings (6-10 a.m.). Owens will start at 10 a.m., rather than 9 a.m., and run until noon. Here is KGO’s new lineup, which follows the dismantling of the news department, and many pink slips.
– The Ethan Bearman Show will broadcast from 12 Noon-2PM. Bearman previously hosted a weekend show on KGO 810, and prior to that, hosted a talk show on 560 KSFO.
– The Brian Copeland Show will air from 2-4 p.m. Copeland previously hosted a Sunday afternoon talk show on KGO 810, which debuted in 1994.
– The Chip Franklin Show moves from weekdays, Noon to 3 p.m., to Afternoon Drive, weekdays from 4-7 p.m.
– DreX has hosted KGO’s nighttime talk show, The DreX Radio Show, since his debut on the station last January. He remains in the 7-10 p.m. slot.
Nationally syndicated talk host Mark Levin remains in the 3-6 p.m. slot on KSFO.
KGO/KSFO Program Director Mike Anthony said: “We couldn’t be more excited about the new direction KGO 810 is taking, and we believe our listeners will love what they hear. Ronn’s audience made it very clear to us yesterday that he belongs at KGO — so we listened. We are beyond thrilled to welcome Armstrong and Getty to KGO mornings, followed by Ronn’s much-loved show, with Ethan Bearman and Brian Copeland broadcasting through the afternoon. Chip Franklin will take KGO listeners through Afternoon Drive into the evening, when DreX brings it home nights. This is a new day for KGO 810, and we can’t wait to get started next Tuesday!”