Thursday, September 06, 2007

Drudge To Leave Radio

WLW-AM/Cincinnati early afternoon host Bill "Willie" Cunningham will replace Internet journalist Matt Drudge on Clear Channel co-owned Premiere Radio Networks beginning October 7. "Live on Sunday Night with Bill Cunningham" will be heard Sunday nights from 9pm-midnight on some 325 affiliates. Premiere says Drudge is quitting radio to focus on his web site and other endeavors."This is a confirmation of 24 years of work," commented Cunningham, 59, an attorney who has been a WLW talk host since 1983. "I feel it's a compliment to this market. Premiere could have chosen any talk show host not heard nationally, and they chose me." In Cincinnati, Cunningham, a 2001 Marconi Award winner, is one of the few local talk hosts who beats out Rush Limbaugh going head-to-head. Limbaugh is also syndicated by Premiere.