WXYT announces new morning show starting Monday, June 5




The Opie and Anthony Show to be broadcast 6:00 – 9:00 am

WXYT AM 1270 Detroit today announced the debut of the Opie and Anthony Show beginning Monday, June 5. The three-hour program will be heard in Detroit from 6:00 - 9:00 AM. The new weekday line-up on 1270 XYT will be as follows:

The Opie and Anthony Show from 6:00 – 9:00 AM
Sports Inferno with Mike Valenti and Terry Foster from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wetzel and The Gator with Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel and Scott “The Gator” Anderson from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Big Show with Doug Karsch and Art Regner from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

According to WXYT VP/GM Rich Homberg, “Opie and Anthony are flat out the hottest radio show in the country. The opportunity to bring them to Detroit is huge. This show will be a game-changer for both WXYT and the AM dial.”

“We are thrilled to have this new power hitting line up. Opie and Anthony are one of the best morning radio shows in the country,” said XYT Program Director Dan Zampillo. “They are the perfect lead in to the best sports talk in Detroit.”

Opie (Gregg Hughes) and Anthony (Anthony Cumia) returned to CBS RADIO in April 2006 and can currently be heard on FREE FM stations in New York (92.3 WFNY-FM), Dallas (105.3 KLLI-FM), and Philadelphia (94.1 WYSP-FM), WBCN-FM 104.1 in Boston, 93.7 K-ROCK in Pittsburgh (WRKZ-FM), 92.3 K-ROCK in Cleveland (WXRK-FM) and 103.1 THE BUZZ in West Palm Beach (WPBZ-FM). The Opie and Anthony Show originates from the WFNY-FM studio in New York and a simulcast of the show is also broadcast on XM.

Since October 2004, Opie and Anthony have been heard exclusively on XM. Prior to that, their show was broadcast by more than 20 radio stations across the country, including CBS RADIO's WNEW-FM, the show's flagship station in New York. Hughes and Cumia first teamed up in 1994 hosting an evening program for WBAB-FM in Long Island, N.Y. In early 1995, the duo moved to WAAF-FM in Worcester, Mass., where they began hosting “The Opie and Anthony Show” in the afternoons and became one of the Boston market's most popular radio shows.

John Lund, WXYT's former morning co-host, is no longer with the station.

All Access:

O&A "Virus" Spreads To Detroit, Columbus, Rochester: OPIE AND ANTHONY "spread the virus" with the addition of three more markets on top of the previously-announced WJFK (FREE FM 106.7 WJFK)/WASHINGTON addition: Sports WXYT-A/DETROIT adds the show for mornings, while Alternative WZNE (THE ZONE 94.1)/ROCHESTER (2-5p), and Rock WAZU/COLUMBUS (3-6p) will carry the show on a delayed-tape basis. The three new additions will start O&A on MONDAY (6/5), while WJFK launches the show on JUNE 26. WAZU previously carried the show in its earlier WESTWOOD ONE syndication incarnation before the team was removed from the air over the "SEX FOR SAM" incident. At WXYT, O&A replace JOHN LUND and SCOTT "THE GATOR" ANDERSON in mornings. LUND has reportedly left the station, while ANDERSON will move to a new shift, which LANSINGSPORTSRAGE.COM reports will be 1-4p paired with DAN WETZEL. "THE SPORTS INFERNO" moves up an hour to 9a-1p and "THE BIG SHOW" drops an hour to run 4-7p to make room.

Detroit News:

As of Monday, you won't have to pay XM Satellite Radio to hear shock jocks Opie and Anthony in the morning. In an agreement with XM, four more CBS stations are picking up the three-hour show, including sports station WXYT-AM (1270) in Detroit. Opie and Anthony will debut on WXYT 6-9 a.m. Monday... Opie and Anthony hit Detroit airwaves (Sat 6/3)

Detroit Free Press:

Opie & Anthony, the New York-based radio shock jocks who were banished from terrestrial radio after a stunt involving a couple allegedly having sex in St. Patrick's Cathedral in 2002, continue their amazing career comeback on Detroit radio Monday... Shock jocks land spot on WXYT (Sat 6/3)







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