The afternoon drive-time spot is the most coveted in the sports talk radio world. When KBME booted local legend Charlie Pallilo from that sweet spot last October and replaced him with Josh Innes – many (including Red) predicted failure. This week Innes may have taken the first step towards the door when KBME moved him to the 6 a.m. slot. of KBME’s (790 AM) sports talk lineup officially came Monday.
Corporate parent iHeartMedia Houston announced lineup changes, the most notable being current afternoon drive-time host Josh Innes moving to a 6 a.m. slot in a major lineup readjustment in the wake of Lance Zierlien voluntary departure.
AM 790 will now start its day with Innes (Red thankfully has no clue what airs before 6 a.m.), followed by “In the Trenches” with former NFL players Greg Koch and N.D.Kalu from 10 a.m. to noon (easily and hour and a half too long by Red’s standards), then Matt Thomas from noon to 3 p.m (tolerable for a lunch commute). Innes’ and Pallilo’s former slot from 3 to 6 p.m. will be filled be hosted by veterans Adam Clanton and Sean Jones joined by football writer Jayson Braddock (marginally better than the moronic competition at AM 610 – Yes Rich Lord – Red is talking about you ).