This is the job listing, posted on Monday by CBS Radio, for a full-time sports talk show host with at least five years experience in a major market. It’s probably a mere formality – an equal opportunity employment requirement – but a sign nonetheless that there will soon be a new full-time host at WIP, probably in the afternoons. Make no mistake, however, it won’t be just some random guy (or gal), it’ll likely be someone from the inside or a known personality. It almost certainly won’t be former congressional candidate Garry Cobb, who’s hosting with Rob Ellis today during what has become a sort of open mic slot from 1-6.
As you know, Josh Innes, whom WIP Operations Manager Andy Bloom capital L Loves, has openly campaigned to be joined by Tony Bruno in the afternoons.
Interestingly, Greater Media and 97.5 doesn’t have a similar job opening posted, but make no mistake, they’ve been talking to Anthony Gargano about potentially hosting a morning show in place of Mike and Mike. Not carrying the national show could hurt 97.5’s ESPN affiliation – which allows them to have supposedly highly-rated segments with ESPN talent like Sal Pal, Ron Jaworski and Jayson Stark – but it might ultimately be worth it to have a local morning show that rivals WIP’s. It is believed that Gargano has a 90-day non-compete clause, so if he does make the move over to 97.5, it probably wouldn’t be until late March or early April at the earliest. No word on potential co-hosts. I NEED IT: