Westwood One made the media news on Friday with this announcement:
Westwood One syndicated talk host Dennis Miller has announced he will end his eight-year old radio show next month. The network has announced it has inked a deal to launch a new radio show featuring Chicago veteran Jonathon Brandmeier.
Miller filled the spot left by Mike Huckabee when he bolted from radio last year, moving his show from 7-10am Pacific to 9-Noon Pacific, going head to head with El Rushbo.
Lest you think, "Aha, new blood!" Brandmeier is two month younger than I am. Not a spring chicken. Westwood One will be recycling Brandmeier because they have also hired him for WLS in Chicago. Thus, they spread the expense.
Lest you think that he will be a "breath of fresh air", let me present a piece that Brandmeier did after he was let go by another radio station. ADVISORY: This is definitely NSFW.
No, I'm not a prude, but I helped get G. Gordon Liddy fired for doing a joke similar to this rebus on the radio...
In case you can't figure it out, it's "I Love Country Music"....
So, Miller is going going gone. But you'll love -- if not need -- his replacement locally.