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KGO's Gil Gross not replacing Paul Harvey

Gil Gross says he is not replacing Paul Harvey, contrary to several reports (Radio Online and Radio Ink and others). Gross, currently KGO 810’s 2-4 p.m weekday host, tells the Press Club that he’s not interested in the job.

“I will fill-in as I always have until they choose someone. If it takes three weeks I’ll be there three weeks. If they pick someone over the weekend then Saturday will be my last show,” Gross said in an e-mail.

Apparently, some bloggers misconstrued an announcement ABC Radio put out to its affiliates after Harvey’s death on Saturday to let them know that if they turn the network on Monday something will be there. (The Press Club posted the erroneous story for a few hours today, too. You’re reading the corrected version.)

Gross, who replaced the late Pete Wilson at KGO in 2007, is pretty busy these days. In addition to his weekday show, he’s also doing a nationally syndicated real estate show on Saturdays.

Gross went back along way with Paul Harvey. Gross frequently substituted for Harvey over the years and this week has been doing tributes to the popular broadcaster during Harvey’s time slots. On Tuesday, Gross recalled meeting Harvey for the first time in 1971:

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