Friday, November 22, 2013

Miami Radio: Turnover Hits WAXY The Ticket

Marc Hochman
UPDATE 11/25: Lincoln VP of programming and operations John Dimick tells Inside Radio the Herald has “jumped the gun” and WAXY is continuing discussion with Hochman, whose contract with expires December 31. The Herald reported that Castleberry missed an exclusive negotiating window in Hochman’s contract, and that contributed to his dismissal. Dimick wouldn’t comment on Castleberry’s exit, noting that Lincoln doesn’t comment on personnel matters.

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Marc Hochman has told friends he is leaving WAXY 790 AM / 104.3 FM The Ticket’s morning show at the end of the year.

According to The Miami Herald, Hochman is expected to move to Sportsradio WQAM-560 AM in April.   It’s expected he’ll take over the station’s afternoon-drive slot, which has been handled by Channing Crowder and Brandon Guzio since Jorge Sedano left for ESPN Radio in September.

At The Ticket, Hochman co-hosts the morning show with Jonathan Zaslow and Joy Taylor.  A non-compete clause will keep Hochman off any other station until April 1.

WQAM is very much interested in Hochman, and if he takes over the afternoon drive show there as expected, he would be competing with his buddy Dan Le Batard, whose 790 program he produced for nine years.

The Ticket wanted to keep the 43-year-old Hochman, but former program director Tod Castleberry missed an exclusive negotiating window in his contract, which was one factor that led to Castleberry’s dismissal this week, according to a station source. Castleberry declined to comment.

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