Thursday, March 28, 2013

St. Louis Radio: Miklasz Leaving WXOS

Bernie Miklasz
The major upheaval in St. Louis sports-talk radio now is shifting to hit the market leader in the format.

Bernie Miklasz is set to leave WXOS 101.1 FM to expand his duties at his primary employer, the Post-Dispatch and its website.

According to Dan Caesar at, the move, announced Wednesday, is to take effect after Miklasz’s radio contract expires at the end of April.

Miklasz has been a Post-Dispatch sports columnist since 1989 and said a long thought process led to his decision to stop hosting a sports radio show — something he has been doing in St. Louis since he returned to the Post-Dispatch and succeeded Kevin Horrigan in giving his opinions on sports. Miklasz has mixed his writing work with stints at KMOX 1120 AM, KFNS 590 AM, what currently is KXFN 1380 AM.

His impending departure from hosting a midday sports-talk show comes at a time of unprecedented turmoil locally in the format. It recently was announced that KFNS, the longest-standing station in jock-jabber, will switch to ‘’guy-talk’’ this spring and its sister outlet, KXFN, will drop sports for programming that targets women.

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