Thursday, March 27, 2014

WWOne Cancels True Oldies Channel

To the surprise of no one...Westwood One has officially served notices that it's dropping Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel.

The 90-day notice went out Wednesday to some 100 affiliates that the synidcated music format would be ending  at the end of June.

WestwoodOne President of Programming Kirk Stirland indicated that current TOC affiliates would get first refusal rights on the company;'s new "Good Time Oldies" format which debuts April 28.  GTO will be hoster by Jim Zippo, John Summers and Kevin Browning. Zippo previously hosted oldies shows for SMN's "Pure Gold" format. Zippo can now be heard on CBS Radio's classic hits KLUV 98.7  FM in D/FW. Summers marks 30 years as a PD/MD and air personality on such stations as BJ105/Orlando and WMMO/Orlando, and he currently does PM Drive on KLUV/Dallas. Affiliated stations will have the option to either take the channel as a nationally branded format, or adopt their own localized imaging.

Shannon departed Cumulus' WPLJ in February and is now hosting mornings at CBS Radio's WCBS 101. FM.   Shannon owns the rights to TOC and says he's currently exploring his options.


  1. Sounds like the change we needed!

  2. With Jim Zippo in the morning, I promise, this will be the BEST format on radio. Jim is the best morning guy. This is what we need.

  3. GTO is going to find out in a hurry just like Shannon did that your core needs to be in the 70's with more 80's than 60's