Friday, August 2, 2013

Houston Radio: Matt & Adam OUT At KBME

SportsTalk 790 (KBME) has fired its long-time morning duo of Matt Jackson and Adam Wexler, sources tell CultureMap.

All references to the show were removed from the station's homepage after the duo did their usual show Thursday morning. Jackson and Wexler's morning show placed third among local sports stations in the most recent Arbitron ratings book, capturing 1.3 percent of the audience in sports talk radio's critical men aged 25-54 demographic.

That's behind the 2.3 percent captured by national show Mike & Mike In The Morning on ESPN 97.5 (KFNC) and the 1.6 percent captured by SportsRadio 610 (KILT) and its high-profile, well-compensated morning team of Nick Wright and John Lopez. 

A source close to the situation thinks that the decision was a pure cost cutting move, and speculates that 790 AM afternoon co-host Lance Zierlein will end his stint alongside Charlie Pallilo and return to morning radio.

Jackson and Wexler have been at Clear Channel-owned 790 AM since December 2009.

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