And the Rick Emerson Army rejoices.
Local radio man Rick Emerson,
who currently talks about all things pop culture, obsessive-compulsive, bacon and Battlestar Galactica
from 11 am to 3 pm on Portland's AM 970 The Talker
, is taking over KUFO 101 FM's prime morning show slot (5-9 am) starting this Thursday.
He'll replace the Adam Carolla Show. No loss there.
According to CBS Radio marketing honcho Susan Reynolds, the Rick Emerson Show is sliding over to its sister station KUFO, which shares a downtown Portland studio with 970 AM, with its team intact—including producer Sarah X. Dylan and whipping boy Ritchie Bristol. Even better, the show will reunite Emerson and producer Sarah X. Dylan with their beloved longtime newsman Tim Riley
, who was laid off from CBS Radio last December. The layoff prompted Emerson to launch a "Laid off Journalists" program
on his 970 AM show, that invited unemployed media types to read the news on his show each day.
Emerson's show, filled with Rick's free association diatribes and heaps of love for all things nerdy, has long been a cult favorite
obsession among Portlanders—the show even boasts its own "Army" of local fans. No doubt the morning drive time slot will only up the recruitment numbers.
I've got a call in to Emerson, so I'll post more details once I've got 'em.