Capitol Broadcasting has expanded its sports radio holdings with a series of complicated transactions that will reshape the radio landscape in the Triangle which will include a change in format for former sports radio station, 850am ‘The Buzz’
Capitol Broadcasting, which owns WRAL-TV as well as Raleigh’s 99.9 The Fan FM station, is purchasing Durham’s WDNC 620 AM “The Bull” from Curtis Media. Curtis Media will purchase WRBZ 850 The Buzz from McClatchey Broadcasting and plans to convert the sports-talk station to a music format.
“The Buzz” brand is not going away; it will just going to be repackaged on the newly CBC owned 620 signal. Welcome, “620 The Buzz”!
Of particular interest is the following:
* ACC Sports Journal editor David Glenn, who hosted an afternoon call-in show on 850 The Buzz, will move his program to 99.9 The Fan for a noon to 3 p.m. show.
* Adam Gold and Joe Ovies, hosts of drive-time morning show, will have their program move from 850 The Buzz to 620 The Bull.
Joe Giglio’s blog entry has a projected line up for the stations that potentially looks like this:
6 a.m.-9 a.m.: Adam Gold and Joe Ovies (local)
9 a.m.-noon: Taylor Zarzour (local)
Noon-3 p.m.: Jim Rome (syndicated)
3 p.m.-7 p.m.: Mark Packer (syndicated)
6 a.m.-10 a.m.: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic (ESPN)
10 a.m.-noon: Colin Cowherd (ESPN)
Noon-3 p.m.: Dave Glenn (local)
3 p.m.-7 p.m.: Scott Jackson and Mark Thomas (local)
IMHO, that is a pretty good & balanced set of alternatives.
One final question currently remaining unanswered is the following: What will happen to the insufferable Bomani Jones? The fans at Pack Pride have some pretty good ideas on this thread.