Two Angry Guys Back On The Air Monday
Surprise, surprise: The "Two Angry Guys" return to radio 6-10 a.m. Monday on WFTK-FM (SupertalkFM96.5), after months of rumors.
SupertalkFM96.5 scooped itself, by accidentally posting Richard Skinner and Tom Gamble as part of the new station lineup on its website late Friday afternoon. http://www.supertalkfm965.com/
"It was supposed to be a surprise," says Jeff Davis, assistant program director.
Skinner and Gamble, two former Kentucky Post sports staffers, have not worked together for nearly a year. It will be good to hear them together again. It will be good to hear their rants again.
Skinner and Gamble have broadcast together for about 10 years on WBOB-AM and Clear Channel's WSAI-AM and WCKY-AM. Clear Channel broke up the team last November, when Andy Furman was fired as WLW-AM's "SportsTalk" host.
Gamble moved from mornings to take over "SportsTalk" from November to March, when he voluntarily left the show and Clear Channel. Gamble, a full-time teacher at Northern Kentucky University, said he wanted to spend more time with his three young sons and wife.
Skinner, who had continued to do mornings solo on WCKY-AM (HOMER 1530), was fired in May. At the time, Skinner vowed it was "not the end of the 'Two Angry Guys.' "
Adding its first local morning show -- prime time for radio -- should help put SupertalkFM96.5 on the map. Furman has been the first and only local weekday host on the station, Cincinnati's first all-talk FM station.
"Ever since Skinner was fired by Clear Channel in May, we've been getting e-mails saying, 'Bring back the Angry Guys.' There were on morning radio for more than seven years, and people miss them. They were a tradition for many people,"
Skinner and Gamble replace the low-rated syndicated "Mancow in the Morning" show. Also Monday, Glenn Beck will move back an hour, to 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Dave Ramsey gains an hour, expanding to 1-4 p.m. Conservative Bill O'Reilly loses his afternoon slot, and will be heard on tape 7-9 p.m. Dennis Miller's new nationally syndicated show will air 9 p.m.-midnight.
Welcome back Angry Guys! We missed you!