Fill-in host Randy Davis started saying 'Today is the day of new beginnings..." into "Begnnings" by Chicago. David kept the station in a more music mode, with no mnetion of Taylor's whereabouts. Starting March 3, when 'Shannon In The Morning' debuts, Taylor will be moving to mid-days according to the CBS news release. Odd man out appears to be current mid-day host Ron Parker (Davis filled-in Monday for Parker on WCBS-FM), although he may resume his fill-in duties once the transition is complete. (Fill-in host Charlie Berger was handling the Mid-Day shifts Tuesday.)
All the usual morning show imaging was gone; however, anchor Deb Rodriguez had the news as usual, also on-air was Traffic anchor/personality Joe Nolan and Mr. G with the weather. It will be interesting to hear Rodriguez' role once 'Shannon In The Morning' hits the air. For the past several months she has had an ever-increasing presence on the morning show interacting with Taylor 3 or 4 times per hour.
Dan Taylor has been a familiar, reassuring voice to New Yorkers for more than three decades. He’s also working on his third tour of duty at the famed oldies station. Fresh out of high school, Taylor began his career at the CBS-FM in 1976 when he was 21. After a brief stint, he was named afternoon personality at WHN 1050 AM. Prominent shifts continued at WNBC 660 AM and WNSR Mix 105, before he had a homecoming at CBS-FM in the late 1990s.
He remained with the station until the much-publicized JACK-FM format change in 2005.