How Do You Replace Gary Burbank?
So how do you replace Gary Burbank after he joins Gilbert Gnarley at the St. Pia Zadora Golden Buckeye Retirement Community at the end of the year?
Darry Parks, WLW-AM operations director says he's "definitely looking at entertainment" to fill the 3-6 p.m. slot. "WLW is much more based in entertainment than political ideology," he says. But you've got to remember that he considers Bill Cunningham an entertainer.
So here's my question today: If you ran WLW, who would you put on afternoons after Burbank retires Dec. 31?
Would you move Cunningham there? Or Scott Sloan?
Would you launch a new comedy show? Who could do it? Doc Wolfe? Eddie Fingers? (He used to fill in for Gary.) Bob the Producer? Michael Flannery (he's available!)? Jay Gilbert from WEBN? Chris O'Brien from WGRR? Jerry or Jene Galvin? Pair one of these guys with Duke Sinatra?
Or would you switch to sports talk, risking trashing ratings on sister station 1530 Homer? Would you move Lance McAlister from 1530? Alan Cutler? Bill “Seg” Dennison? Tim “Big Dog” Lewis (former WBOB sports talker now doing overnight news on WLW-AM)?
Who else? If ran WLW, who would do afternoons? You tell me.