Wednesday, September 4, 2019

St. Louis Radio: Kevin Wheeler OUT At Sports WXOS

Kevin Wheeler
After nearly six years at WXOS 101.1 ESPN’s weekday lineup in St. Louis, midday host Kevin Wheeler is out.  Wheeler took to Facebook on Monday to let his fans know, last Thursday was his final day with 101 ESPN in St. Louis.

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.

The new midday show will sit between The Bernie Miklasz Show in the morning and The Fast Lane in afternoon drive.  With the new changes, The Fast Lane will continue as a four-hour show, broadcasting from 2 – 6pm instead of 3 – 7pm.  Freeing up the six o’clock hour will allow the station to offer more St. Louis Blues programming as they begin their new broadcast partnership with the Stanley Cup Champions.

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.”

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