According to multiple CBS sources, WIP plans on using a three-man ensemble for their Afternoon show: Josh Innes, Spike Eskin and Hollis Thomas.
Neither Eskin nor Thomas would be surprise choices, but the fact that both appear to be involved is strange. A three-man afternoon show to rival Mike Missanelli is certainly something, and goes to show you that it may take more than one person to replace Tony Bruno. That said, there’s rarely enough mic to go around for two people when Innes is involved, let alone three… especially when one of them is an Eskin. Will Thomas just sit there and serve to lend credibility as a football guy? I don’t know. If this is the show, who would you turn to on a Monday afternoon after an Eagles game– Missanelli or Innes-Eskin-Thomas?
I would also imagine that three-man booth, so to speak, would be a test run of sorts for a possible Innes-led morning show whenever Angelo Cataldi hangs them up.
Meanwhile, Nick Kayal, referencing our post from over the weekend, just hinted that he might wind up at WIP:
Sources tells me Kayal is not currently in the plans for the Afternoon show. So perhaps he’ll be in a different role. [UPDATE: Indeed– Kayal just tweeted that he’ll be hosting this Sunday night from 10-2, so it would appear he’s taking a more regular role.]
An official announcement hasn’t been made yet, and anything can change, but this is the current plan, according to CBS sources. Draw that. NUMBER ONE MAESTRO ALL DAY LONG: