July 18, 2005

Adam Carolla Replacing Stern At Live 105?

After starting his show today with a phony one-hour broadcast that had David Lee Roth impersonator Billy Mirra sitting in as his replacement at WXRK/New York, Howard Stern dropped several hints today that the real David Lee Roth will actually be his replacement at the station (and perhaps several others), while mentioning that Adam Carolla will be replacing him in four markets, including Los Angeles and San Diego.

Adam CarollaWhen asked by Robin Quivers whether San Francisco was one of the markets Carolla would be taking over, Stern hesitated, saying, "I don't know. I don't remember ... Maybe."

The Stern show is heard weekday mornings on KITS/105.3 (Live 105) in the Bay Area.

Stern continues to press for a September release from his contract with CBS/Infinity in advance of his January 2006 move to Sirius satellite radio. Rumors that this might actually take place gained momentum with today's hints by Stern and whispers from within Infinity that the company might find selling advertising spots easier going into next year without basing ad prices on Stern's ratings in Fall.

Currently the co-host (with Dr. Drew Pinsky) of the syndicated "Loveline" radio program, Carolla broke into broadcasting at The World Famous KROQ in Los Angeles as the boxing instructor for Jimmy The Sports Guy (Jimmy Kimmel) on the station's Kevin & Bean morning show. He has gone on to co-host "The Man Show" with Kimmel on Comedy Central (1999-2003), and also created "Crank Yankers" for the network.

Beginning August 8, he will host "Too Late With Adam Carolla" on Comedy Central, a late-night show that "will include opening comments, an interview with a single celebrity guest, live phone calls from viewers and pre-taped interviews with Carolla and real people on the street," according to a press release from the network. How this might impact Carolla getting up early for a sunrise radio shift is open to discussion.

"Loveline" is currently broadcast on Live 105 weeknights from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Radio Dots & Dashes — Does anybody find it the least bit creepy that KCBS/740 continues to run the Armstrong Painting ads featuring the late Howard Fine a month after his passing? ... The simulcast of KPIG on 1510 here in the Bay Area will start next Monday (July 25) ... Don Geronimo will return to the syndicated Don & Mike Show on August 1, following the death of his wife (and frequent show guest) Freda Sorce...

KGO's Rich Walcoff will host the Raiders pre- and post-game shows beginning this season on sister station KSFO/560 ... Is there a reason that KCBS reporter and weekend anchor Janice Wright sounds so bored (or is it just blasé) reporting the news? ... As blathered about previously on this page, progressive talker KRXA/540 over in the Monterey Bay area — piloted by longtime local radio star Peter B. Collins — will reportedly make its debut as the flagship of the fledgling Radio Free America network this Thursday (July 21)...

The more I listen to those wonderful old 1260/KYA clips and jingles on the Bay Area Radio Museum website and on Norman Davis' RadioThrills.com, the more I get to thinking that Bonneville could do well by converting the AM side of their KOIT simulcast to Oldies and applying to the FCC for the restoration of those classic KYA calls. The FCC previously frowned on reissuing original three-digit calls, but they made an exception for the beloved 93/KHJ down in Smogville...

· What do you think of Carolla replacing Stern?


Anonymous BayMazing.com said...

I'm really glad that this didn't happen. I've listened to Loveline before and it only works because of the subject matter and the banter between doctor Drew and Adam. Adam by himself would be worse than his buddy Jim Kimmel's late night show. The current new morning show is ok, but definately better than what it would been with Adam.

July 12, 2007 6:50 PM  

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