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Sunday, April 3, 2016

KFOG, San Francisco Staff Let Go; ‘Evolution’ Underway

Friday, April 1, 2016
Apr 1st 2016, 13:20, by radioinfo
kfogteaserReports: KFOG, San Francisco Staff Let Go; 'Evolution' Underway.  Yesterday's announcement of the hiring of new KFOG and KSAN program director Bryan Schock hinted that changes are coming to Cumulus Media's venerable triple A KFOG and that includes the dismantling of the air staff, whichkfog logo was, according to numerous local media reports, dismissed on Thursday (3/31).  We'll have to wait until April 20 to find out what the new format will be but it's a safe bet triple A is gone.  The station is running jockless, airing various rock and pop artists.  KFOG has been a consistent performer with the triple A format.  It's (6+) Nielsen Audio PPM ratings have hovered steadily around a 2.0 share for the past six months, however it ranked #17 in the San Francisco market and #20 in the San Jose market.
shannonscottScott Shannon Holds 'Morning Zoo' Reunion.  Today, WCBS-FM, New York morning personality Scott Shannon welcomed New Yorkers to a live, remote broadcast remembering and celebrating the Morning Zoo from his time at WCBS-FM in the 1980s.  It took place at the Adorama Live Theatre in Manhattan as his current program, "The Big Show" met the "Morning Zoo."  Current co-hosts Patty Steele, Joe Nolan, John Elliot and Brad Blanks performed for the crowd with Shannon's old co-hosts, Ross Brittain, Claire Stevens, Jonathan B. Bell and Mr. Leonard.  CBS RADIO New York SVP and market manager Marc Rayfield said, "Millions upon millions of New Yorkers grew up with Scott Shannon and the Morning Zoo.  This occasion illustrated local radio at its best, and WCBS-FM is proud to be Scott's home."
More RadioInfo Career Moves.  At New Orleans alternative WZRH "106.1 The Underground," programboylejohn director John Boyle adds the PM drive air shift to his responsibilities…..Suburban Chicago hot AC WZSR, Woodstock, Illinois promotes weekend personality Jimmy Styx to full-time evening host, handling the 7:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.
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