Friday, September 28, 2012

Dukes Out, Solomon In At KFNC Houston

Radio's Revolving Door:  KFNC (97.5 FM) midday hosts Fred Faour and A.J. Hoffman will move to afternoon drive to replace departing host Carl Dukes, and Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon will return to the ESPN affiliate to host a midday show, station owner David Gow said Thursday.

According to the TV & Radio blog at blog.chron/com, Dukes, who joined KFNC in March 2008, is leaving Houston to join CBS Radio’s WCGZ-FM in Atlanta, Gow said. Faour and Hoffman, who have cohosted at middays since May 2010, will move to the 4-7 p.m. slot while Tepper, the station’s program director, will move from the afternoon show to middays to work with Solomon, who hosted a show on the station in 2007-2008.

“Fred and A.J. have been ready for afternoon drive, and we think listeners will enjoy them in that time slot,” Gow said. “We are delighted to add Jerome. He’s one of the top voices in sports in this market.”

Gow, who also owns KGOW (1560 AM) and Yahoo! Sports Radio, recently acquired KFNC in a bankruptcy auction after the station was placed into Chapter 11 by its former owner, Cumulus Media.

Also Thursday, CBS Sports Radio said it will assume distribution of the Jim Rome Show next year. Rome’s show will now air on the new network beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Other Comings & Goings...
  • Oldies WLS-F Chicago says goodbye morning man Dave Fogel, morning co-host Marti Jones stays on, and she'll be joined by Tom O’Toole.
  • Hot AC KSTP (KS95)/Minneapolis AM Driver Trey Barber exits.
  • Jeff Andrews, APD at Cumulus Oldies WLS-FM/Chicago, is named PD/afternoon host at CHR sister KCHZ/Kansas City. Andrews, who starts on October 15, takes over for Maurice DeVoe who segued to CHR sister KLIF/Dallas.

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