Paul "The Fish" Sturgeon Hooked By 96.5
After a 3-1/2 year absence, "The Fish" has returned to radio. Paul "The Fish" Sturgeon was added to the WFTK-FM (SupertalkFM96.5) airaves at noon-3 p.m. last Saturday. He's on again tomorrow, and he will fill in for Andy Furman 4-7 p.m. Monday.
Sturgeon, 38, was a part of the old WBOB-AM (1160) "The Score" and "Bob" sports stations from 1995 to 2000, when Clear Channel bought it and shut it down. He did periodic fill-in work at Clear Channel, but has been off the air since January 2004. His real job is in sales for a local marketing company.
"The chance to be back on the air talking sports, guy stuff and entertaining people -- I just can't quantify my exuberence," he says. "Sometimes you don't know how much you miss something until you get to do it again."
"This is something I've wanted to do again, but the right opportunity just hasn't been there," he says.
It's been quite a week for WBOB-AM alumni. Sturgeon started his new show last Saturday... Richard Skinner, who began his "Two Angry Guys" show with Tom Gamble on WBOB, was fired Monday from Clear Channel's WCKY-AM (HOMER 1530)... and Tim "The Big Dog Lewis," former WBOB PD and host, took over Skinner's morning show on Tuesday. Lewis had hired the "Two Angry Guys" in 1997.
By the way, from what I hear the "Two Angry Guys" will reunite, and do a morning show on Supertalk by the end of the year. Having the "Two Angries" in the morning, with Andy Furman in the afternoon, would give that station a boost.... though certainly not No. 1 in the market or anything crazy like that, despite Furman's recent claims that Supertalk is "the bigger one." Calm down, Andy :)
Welcome back, Fish.