According to Barrett Sports Media, Wheeler's not leaving the station on his own terma. "Ratings were good, advertisers were happy and I’m probably as low-maintenance as a radio guy can be so…yeah," the veteran radio host wrote.
Wheeler’s show aired from 10am – 1pm on the Hubbard Broadcasting owned St. Louis sports station. According to sources, 101 ESPN is expected to go with just one midday show from 10am – 2pm, rather than splitting those hours between two shows as they previously did. Anthony Salter, host of The Turn from 1 – 3pm is expected to be part of the new program.
Wheeler joined 101 ESPN in 2013, following an eight-year run with Newsradio KMOX 1120 AM and a decade-long tenure with the nationally syndicated Sporting News Radio, now SB Nation Radio. Wheeler doesn’t know what’s next for his career, but didn’t express much concern.
“We’ll figure out something cool for the next step,” Wheeler wrote on Facebook. “Not worried about that, just a matter of time.”