Capitol Broadcasting Company and Curtis Media Group announced several changes in the Triangle's radio lineup on Monday which will affect the local sports-talk lineups.
Capitol purchased 620 The Bull and Curtis bought 850 The Buzz, the Triangle's two AM sports-talk format stations, from McClatchey Broadcasting.
Curtis will change the format at 850 from talk to music, ending 850's 10-year run as the Triangle's sports-talk leader. Capitol, which also owns 99.9 The Fan — an FM sports-talk station — will continue to operate 620 as a sports-talk station, moving the 850 morning show hosted by Adam Gold and Joe Ovies to 620.
And while the Buzz's spot on the dial is history, the name will be moved over to 620.
As a part of the deal, Curtis will syndicate two shows that will be carried on Capitol's two stations. David Glenn will move from 850 to 99.9 and his show will be aired from noon to 3 p.m. daily. Taylor Zarzour, the sports director for the Curtis-owned 680-WPTF, will host a daily show on 620 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Due to FCC regulations, the changes could take three to five months to take effect.
The lineups for 99.9 and 620 potentially looks like this:
6 a.m.-9 a.m.: Adam Gold and Joe Ovies (local)
9 a.m.-noon: Taylor Zarzour (local)
Noon-3 p.m.: Jim Rome (syndicated)
3 p.m.-7 p.m.: Mark Packer (syndicated)
6 a.m.-10 a.m.: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic (ESPN)
10 a.m.-noon: Colin Cowherd (ESPN)
Noon-3 p.m.: Dave Glenn (local)
3 p.m.-7 p.m.: Scott Jackson and Mark Thomas (local)
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