Friday, August 3, 2018

Atlanta Radio: Talk Host Herman Cain EXITS N/T WSB-AM

Long-time radio host Herman Cain is leaving his show on News WSN 95.5 FN / AM 750 WSB today.

According to The Atlanta Constitution, the entrepreneur and former 2012 presidential candidate took over for Neal Boortz in early 2013 with a three-hour show but has been gradually scaling back his hours. In early 2017, he cut back to two hours. And since last October, he has been only doing a one-hour show at 11 a.m.

In his place will be Eric Von Haessler’s show, which will now air a full three hours from 9 a.m. to noon. beginning Monday, August 6.

Von Haessler
Pete Spriggs, program director, said Cain was a valuable asset for the station, pulling in solid ratings his entire run there. But given Cain’s age (he is now 72), Spriggs knew Cain was not a long-term solution.

Von Haessler, formerly of the Regular Guys, joined WSB in 2015 with a weekly Sunday show. He was told by Spriggs at the time that when a spot opened up, he would get it. And Spriggs followed through.

The Von Haessler Doctrine will continue to run a post-show podcast but it will be a shorter and air from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Cain will focus on his digital properties, which he owns, Spriggs said. He will do a 45-minute daily show on his website.

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