>Dean Myers and Roger Beaty, hosts of the Dean and Rog morning drive-time show on iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)â„¢s KKRW (93.7 FM), will move their show June 1 to Cox Radioâ„¢s KHTC (107.5 FM), Cox Radio announced Tuesday.
The impending move was announced after the duoâ„¢s Tuesday morning show on the Arrow. It was not immediately clear if the two will return to the air today or will sit out the remainder of their contract with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) before making the move to K-Hits.
Myers and Beaty remain under contract through the end of February, and they declined comment Tuesday through their agent, Eliot Ephraim.
The move signals a major financial commitment by Cox Radio in the midst of the current economic downturn, but Mark Krieschen, vice president and market manager of Coxâ„¢s four Houston stations, said the Dean and Rog show is a proven winner that he believes will pay off in listeners and revenue.
Å“This is a move that weâ„¢ve made for the future, Krieschen said. Å“People are still looking for great entertainment and great content, and Dean and Rog will provide this for our audience. The key is local. We will have local talent on our radio stations.
Scott Sparks, who currently hosts K-Hitsâ„¢ morning drive show, will be moved to afternoon drive, Krieschen said. He said current afternoon drive host Kevin Charles will not be retained in the stationâ„¢s lineup.
Eddie Martiny, market manager for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Houston, was not immediately available for comment on whether Myers and Beaty will continue on 93.7 for the remainder of their contract. Options could include airing highlights shows or moving another iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) show, perhaps the Walton and Johnson or Outlaw Dave shows on KPRC (950 AM), to morning drive on the Arrow.
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