This whole transition is going way too smoothly and everybody is too calm for something not to be in the works to keep them in the Greater Media family. You can tell me a Morning Show that has built its reputation on being the bad boys is going out like this, if there wasn’t an agreement that Drew and Mike would be retained on another signal, they would have been shown the door after the announcement was made last week.
CSX seems like the most logical play for Drew and Mike, but make no mistake they are a morning show worth flipping a format to retain. That means 105.1 isn’t off the table just yet should they decide to give that station a makeover and skew more male…..a sports station maybe? This is a long-shot, but it would fit if that was the direction.
It looks like the plan would be to launch both Drew and Mike on their new station along with Dave and Chuck The Freak on the same day, which would be Tuesday, May 28th.
WRIF still hasn’t even announced Dave and Chuck as their new morning show, which leads me to believe they are still talking to Drew and Mike about a slot with the new station….the money would have to fit as Drew and Mike likely won’t make what they deserve, the economics have changed and they will have to adjust accordingly.
My instinct tells me to look for a BIG announcement soon regarding both Morning Shows and how they fit into the new marketplace.
I say Drew and Mike on CSX and Chuck and Dave on The Riff….starting the same day! It will be a big day for Greater Media.