They’re picking up Smerconish’s nationwide show (I think he does a local-to-Philly one, too) for now. WTKK PD Grace
Blazer helped him get started in radio.
For now the WTKK site, which does have a link to the Greater Media statement re: Jay, now lists Bower as host of the 2 pm
show (though the banner up top has a space where Severin’s
name had been) and it still says TBD (To Be Determined)
for the 6 pm slot.
More lifestyle, less politics at TKK? Maybe they’d consider a music format again...Jim and Margery’s contracts end in 2013 (so was Severin’s but they got out of it). Have them
talk for awhile and play some tunes?
One thing’s for sure: I doubt they would go back to
smooth jazz, the format they had before the ‘99 switch to
talk. THAT format is dying. (For a time, WTKK was “Imus in the Morning, Smooth Jazz All Day” in 99)
I’m disgusted by their management. The weekends are even worse, with the exception of the Andelman brothers on Saturdays. Sometimes they’re very funny, and Dave is fairly conservative. Other than that, the weekends are a wasteland on WTKK.