Wendy Walker Returns to Clear Channel
Wendy Walker has returned to Clear Channel, although she never really left. Walker, the midday WEBN-FM host fired in late November in a budget-cutting purge, had continued to drop by the Kenwood offices to voice-track (record) her five-hour weekday show for Cayrock96.5 in the Cayman Islands. A few weeks, she saw a job posting for a Clear Channel commercial writer and producer, and she got the gig. She replaces Holly O'Leary, who quits Friday to by a stay-at-home mom for her two children, ages 6 months and 2-1/2 years.
Walker's new title is creative content director. She had been an 'EBN DJ since 1995. And she's the second person purged by Clear Channel to come back in a week: Bubba Bo returned to WLW-AM's overnight America's Trucking Network last weekend, when an advertiser agreed to pay for live programming instead of reruns.
Part of Walker's deal is that she resumes "Big Hair Wednesday, " which she did noon-1 p.m. yesterday for the first time in two months. She'll also do some part-time weekend 'EBN shifts. And soon she'll start voice-tracking weekends on a Clear Channel station in Roanoke, Va.
"It's like I'm coming back to my family. It's like I never left," she tells me.
Welcome back, Wendy...