Cunningham's National Show Renewed
As Paul Harvey would say: And now for the rest of the story....
It turns out that Bill Cunningham's national Sunday night show was not a full-year deal. His "Live on Sunday Night, It's Bill Cunningham" show was a three-month audition to replace Matt Drudge and Premiere's "Drudge Report" national show.
"The idea was: Let's see," Cunningham says. "We lost no affiliates. The PDs (program directors) are happy."
Cunningham received an email last week saying the show had been picked up for all of 2008. He says he's awaiting official confirmation this week.
Cunningham replaced Drudge on Oct. 8. Drudge had 325 affiliates. With Cunningham, the show moved from to 10 p.m.-midnight on WLW-AM from weaker sister station WKRC-AM. WLW-AM only carries two hours of Cunningham's national show, unlike most of his affiliates.
And now you know the rest of the story. Good day!