Deminski and Doyle say farewell to WCSX - Ken Calvert taking over morning drive

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It's not exactly shocking, but yet still somewhat surprising, that Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7 will have a new morning program as former hosts Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle announced that today's edition of their show will be the last one on 'CSX. The duo commented that the station will be refocusing on music in the mornings starting tomorrow.

WCSX later in the day announced that Ken Calvert would be moving to morning drive starting January 11th with Doug Podell returning on-air to fill Calvert's on-air afternoon slot.

"Jeff Deminski and Bill Doyle are very talented talk hosts, and we appreciate their contributions to the station," said Podell in a release.

What's interesting is about the announcement is the opportunity for D&D to host what amounted to a farewell show - which is either a classy move by Greater Media / Detroit or a sign that the show might have a future at another of the company's radio stations either locally or in a market such as Boston or Philadelphia.

Deminski and Doyle lasted one year at WCSX. For most regular listeners of both the classic rock format and the Deminski and Doyle program on its former home in afternoon drive on WKRK-FM 97.1, it became apparent early on that neither was perfectly suited for each other and despite adjustments, ratings were mosttly disappointing.

Also this morning, Mike Stone is co-hosting the drive-time show at sports WXYT-FM 97.1 but no announcement has been made if the arrangement is permanent. Jay Towers is no longer with the station - his future radio plans also have not been revealed but they will involve Clear Channel.

Mike Austerman

 

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