Steve Overbeck Looking For A New Station
Good news for Steve Overbeck fans: He says he'll be back on the radio soon, after being terminated last week by Clear Channel’s WKRC-AM.
Local radio's auto mechanic guru says he has offers and meetings with people, "so I will be back on the air on another station." His "Autoline" has been heard on WCKY-AM, WVXU-FM and WKRC-AM for about 30 years.
Overbeck won't say why he was dumped before last Saturday’s show. "I have no comment about Clear Channel," he says. Program director Tony Bender also didn't want to talk about Overbeck's firing, calling it "an internal issue." However, Bender did say a posting on my blog Saturday claiming he came into the studio April 19 and fired Overbeck for violating company policy by smoking in the studio was not accurate.
The 4-8 p.m. auto show will remain part of WKRC-AM’s "how to" Saturday lineup, as Bender provides on-air auditions for local mechanics. He wants to hire a permanent replacement by the end of June.
So which station will pick up Overbeck? An AM or FM station? WUBE-FM has talk on Saturdays with Denny McKeown. Maybe there? What's your line on the new home for "Autoline?"