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    WOR Repeats at 6PM?

    Hearing WOR after 6PM here in new England...and they keep mentioning "this morning" and "later on today".

    This is a repeat hour from the morning show?

    Is this temporary?

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    What's temporary?

    Yes they are repeating Len Berman's morning show at 6PM. The whole show from 6PM to 9PM.

    It replaces Pete McCarthy's Sports Zone, which was dropped at the end of last year.

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    This just in....the repeats last until Feb 4:

    https://news.radio-online.com/cgi-bi...line_id=c40410

    So yes it's temporary.

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    The new show may be temporary as well.

    To quote from the article it's, "...a mix of top news stories, politics, movies, television, Broadway, pop culture and consumer issues. Additionally, the hosts will offer their views on the stories of the day from both sides of the political aisle and will take calls from listeners."

    Wow, something for everyone! If done right I suppose it could work but all too often this kind of thing pleases no one. It's the talk equivalent of "Top 40" and we know how popular that is these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadio View Post
    It's the talk equivalent of "Top 40" and we know how popular that is these days.
    It's very popular these days, just not with baby boomers.

    The thing about it is it's local talk at a time when most stations are doing syndication.

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    Since iHeart acquired WOR in 2012, that 6-9 p.m. slot has changed numerous times. iHeart first put its Premiere Networks 6 p.m. show in that slot, "America Now with Andy Dean." Then it was given to the syndicated Dave Ramsey Show. Then when WOR acquired the rights to the Mets, it became the Sports Zone, a local show with Pete McCarthy. Now it is repeats of the Len Berman & Michael Riedel morning show and in a couple of weeks it will be "WOR Tonight with Joe Concha & Lis Wiehl."

    I hope a local talk show might last. WOR has only two local shows on its schedule now, the morning show plus Mark Simone from 10am-noon. And there is a one hour newscast at 5 a.m. with News Director Joe Bartlett. WOR has only seven hours of local programming, while co-owned KFI Los Angeles has all local programming other than Coast to Coast overnight.

    One host of this new show, Joe Concha, is a Fox News regular and fills in for Rush and Hannity on occasion. The other host, Lis Wiehl, is a Harvard Law grad and does legal commentary for NBC. (I don't think I've ever seen her. NBC has Pete Williams as its Supreme Court and legal reporter.)

    So let's hope for the best. But why do I get the feeling it will be Concha setting the agenda and getting the first and last word, while Wiehl takes the part of Colmes in Hannity & Colmes. She'll be there to say "But wait."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg. View Post

    One host of this new show, Joe Concha, is a Fox News regular and fills in for Rush and Hannity on occasion. The other host, Lis Wiehl, is a Harvard Law grad and does legal commentary for NBC. (I don't think I've ever seen her. NBC has Pete Williams as its Supreme Court and legal reporter.)
    I don't think she's been at NBC for a while. Her previous employer was Fox News, and she was one of Bill O'Reilly's accusers.

    My take is that this is an audition for a replacement morning show when Len Berman's contract is up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post

    What's temporary?
    I guess my first feeling was that it was temporary, because:

    1.) I knew they had some sports changes there, and...

    2.) Having a host referring to things that occurred already and saying good morning over and over, is pretty sketchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimmmex View Post

    2.) Having a host referring to things that occurred already and saying good morning over and over, is pretty sketchy.
    Hard to get a morning guy to think outside of real time. But as I said, it's obviously a 1 month filler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post

    Hard to get a morning guy to think outside of real time.
    Still cheesy on part of the management...Thats why I thought it was simply a stopgap measure.

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