WBCN drops Opie and Anthony
Two and a half years after Opie and Anthony re-entered Boston radio landscape, the syndicated talkers are history here. It may mean that Toucher and Rich could be moving to mornings from anchoring afternoons. Then again, they could stay put in the PM drive. The new WBCN-FM line-up will reportedly be announced later this afternoon during Toucher and Rich show(3-7pm). Update : Toucher and Rich are moving to mornings. Adam 12 stays put in the midday but loses an hour. Hardy returns to his pre-T&R afternoon shift. Music director Dan O'Brien adds a night show. WBCN's weekday line-up as of 12/2/08
Toucher and Rich 6am-10am
Adam 12 10am-3pm
Dan O'Brien 7pm-Midnight
Opie and Anthony were on vacation last week and were supposed to be back on WBCN today, but listeners found their 6am-9am show missing this morning, replaced by music.The switch comes at the end of the pair's contract, and CBS Radio, WBCN's owner, decided not to renew it. The pair is also being dropped by a CBS station in Cleveland and is now only heard on four terrestrial stations in New York City(K-Rock 92.3), Rochester, Norfolk, VA and Cape Cod. With their terrestrial syndication dwindling, Opie and Anthony are still heard on XM Sirius Radio(Ch.197 and 202).