Gil Gross gets afternoon slot on 910 AM

Gross Veteran broadcaster Gil Gross, one of the hosts KGO-AM sacked last November, will become the permanent 4-7 p.m. host at Clear Channel’s KKSF NewsTalk 910, the station announced today. Also, former KGO late-night host John Rothmann has been hired as 910’s political analyst. He will contribute to the station’s newscasts and talk shows. He will also host 910’s election night coverage. Gross was one of a group of former KGO hosts has been substituting for Gene Burns in the

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Former KGO-AM host Gene Burns suffers stroke

Burns Gene Burns, longtime KGO-AM host who was fired by that station last November in a cost-cutting purge, said Tuesday he suffered a stroke three months ago that has affected the speech center of his brain. “I am enthusiastic and thankful for the progress I have made,” he said on the NewsTalk910 website. “Most days, I have speech therapy and visits from great friends and colleagues.” Clear Channel’s KKSF-AM 910 hired Burns, 71, to do the afternoon drive shift in

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Ex-congressman replaces Limbaugh on KSFO

Hayworth The big switch in Bay Area talk radio went off this morning with a few hitches. First, KSFO announced that, beginning today, it was replacing Rush Limbaugh with a former Republican Arizona congressman, J.D. Hayworth. Hayworth was a talk show host at KFYI in Phoenix up until two years ago when he quit to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate against John McCain. Benner Hayworth repeatedly told listeners during his 9-noon time slot that he was “live and local”

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CC’s KKSF flips from jazz to classic rock

After 22 years as the Bay Area’s smooth jazz station, Clear Channel on Monday flipped KKSF 103.7 to classic rock. The station’s new handle is The Band. And now it is in the hunt to steal audience away from KFOG, which is seen as vulnerable with the departure of longtime morning man Dave Morey. Program Director Michael Erickson posted a note on the station’s Web site that said in part: While this decision was extremely difficult, KKSF is taking a

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