One week after shedding two of its discuss present hosts whereas citing finances difficulties, KGOW (97.5 FM) mentioned Thursday that former Houston radio host Josh Innes will be a part of the station starting Monday.
Innes, who was let go by KBME (790 AM) in March 2019 and since then has hosted a podcast from his Houston house, will host from 2 to Four p.m. in a time slot now crammed by ESPN Radio host Will Cain.
The Cain present was added to KFNC’s lineup after the station final week laid off Raheel Ramzanali, who hosted a one-hour morning present with John Granato, and Barry Laminack, who hosted a day present with Joel Clean.
David Gow, the station’s proprietor, mentioned Ramzanali and Laminack had been laid off as a result of “promoting is down throughout media. Spending is down, and it is a product of the occasions.”
He didn’t instantly return a phone name searching for touch upon the choice to put Innes within the 2-Four p.m. time slot.
Throughout an interview to announce that he would be a part of the station’s lineup. Innes mentioned he referred to as program director A.J. Hoffman after the layoffs final week and advised him that “we will work out some type of deal, we will negotiate, so no matter it takes, however I wish to be in your radio station.”
“I wish to give folks some good things between 2 and Four till you guys work out what you’re going to do for the long term,” he added. “Who is aware of how lengthy this will probably be? If one thing nice occurs and a thousand sponsors are available … you may say ‘let’s prolong this factor.’”
Innes has had a tumultuous tenure on Houston radio. He joined KILT in December 2009 and a 12 months later moved to afternoon drive time with Wealthy Lord. The present ranked as excessive as No. Four in afternoon drive time earlier than Innes left in late 2013 for WIP in Philadelphia.
Innes was fired in 2016 by WIP however was employed by KBME to interchange longtime discuss present host Charlie Pallilo in afternoon drive time. He launched his present by mocking Pallilo’s supply and rankings efficiency and pledged to spice up KBME’s rankings, which he was unable to do.
Pallilo now hosts a present on KFNC that precedes Innes’ new time slot. His co-host is Joel Clean, who hosted with Laminack till Laminack was laid off final week.
KFNC ranked 25th amongst all Houston radio stations in the newest Nielsen Audio rankings e-book for six a.m. to 7 p.m. viewers share amongst males 25-54, the important thing demographic for sports activities radio. It had about one-eighth of the market share of KILT (610 AM) and one-fifth the share of KBME (790 AM).