RADIO HOST TO TAKE OVER WKRD MORNING SLOT
Another change in the Louisville sports radio lineup.
It's being reported by multiple sites and sources that Howie Lindsey, who has hosted The Howie Show for the last six months or so from 10 a.m. to noon on 93.9 FM WLCL is moving to 790 AM to become the host of the morning show over there at the Clear Channel station.
The word from Barrett Sports media is:
Interesting move, to say the least.
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What in the wide world of sports in going on here.
We're surpremely confident that Howie will hit the ground running and draw a significant amount of listeners from the other current morning sports show available in the Louisville market...The Deener Show...which happens to be at Howie's old station.
It was Deener who moved to 93.9 and Jody Demling who replaced Deener at 790 and got replaced by syndication. Now Lindsey replaces network programming, Demilng is still at 790 for The Cardinal Insider Show after the Afternoon Underdogs and Deener is at 680 and 93.9.
I may need a program or media guide...who's on first?
Howie can't comment on this move currently...his absence from his show today came to my attention first when I heard Marcus Maybin rambling during Howie's slot and then came the e-mails and text messages I started getting wondering why I wasn't on there to do my regular Tuesday slot about UofL women's sports?
Combined with the e-mails and texts I was getting about Tennessee's 'purported' interest in Jeff Walz, which turned out to be a horn-swoggle and fallacy. I had quite the busy Tuesday morning reading and reacting.
I had done our weekly women's sports report on the Howie Show slot on Monday...per Howie's request and my happy acknowledgement...to preview the Louisville WBB game against USF. It went well I thought...now that I look back on it...maybe fore-shadowing was at work. I did call in to the show Tuesday, just to see if anyone wanted to discuss the Cards convincing win over the Bulls. I was put on the air with Maybin who let me talk for about a minute, thanked me for calling and hung up on me. I would expect there are some pretty major aftershocks going on there on Cardinal Blvd...but early indications would suggest that Maybin will have no trouble hosting "talk" radio. Listening may be something he needs to add to his abilities.
So, there was that.
It probably also means that Cardinal Couple's segment over there at 93.9 on Tuesdays will disappear as well...but I've haven't been formally told that. Howie brought us in and has exited. We're no party crashers and we'll leave with who brought us.
Cards Radio. The Ville. While it is exciting to see two radio groups in the Louisville area showing interest in Louisville Athletics...we'll still call both to task by imploring that they up their coverage on Louisville women's athletics.
The thought of losing the Tuesday segment does not matter to me personally....I just hate seeing the window of opportunity for exposure for UofL women's sports close. We were always pleased when someone came up to us, told us they heard the spot and liked what they heard.
When Howie originally proposed the idea to us about the Tuesday segment we were excited to have the opportunity. Howie was essential in helping getting Cardinal Couple started...with his positive comments, suggestions and offers to help wherever he could back when we first got started. He's been a good friend to us, the website and our own radio show over the years...and we're excited for his new opportunity.
Whether Walz Wednesday continues or not I haven't a clue. What I do know is that Howie has invested a lot of time and coverage towards Louisville women's sports over the years. Not just women's basketball, either...he's a guy that is well-respected for his knowledge and accessibility with Volleyball, women's soccer, field hockey, softball...the list goes on and on.
We hope that coverage of women's sports continues in Howie's new gig and new call letters.
As in the past, if we're called...we'll be there to gladly serve and support. If we're not, we'll still continue to align our forces with a man who has gone above and beyond in service to the Louisville women's sports programs. Our mission statement is clear..we discuss the joy and excitement of UofL women's sports. Wherever and whenever we can with whoever we can.
We know where we'll be listening to morning radio in a few weeks and we hope you'll join us over there. We're sure that Howie will continue to get the sparkling array of movers and shakers in the college sport world to join him on the air and Internet listeners will find the channel very accessible as well.
WKRD has landed one of the good guys in Howie Lindsey.