Thursday, October 27, 2005

It's official: Carolla gets the Stern slot

Infinity Broadcasting confirms that key West Coast cities will hear the comedian's show, while Eastern markets get David Lee Roth.

By Martin Miller,
LA Times Staff Writer

Infinity Broadcasting finally confirmed Tuesday what the company's shock jock and long-time cash cow Howard Stern had been saying for months — that ex-Van Halen rocker David Lee Roth and comedian Adam Carolla will take over his morning radio slots in key East and West Coast markets, respectively.

Carolla, already with a late-night talk show on Comedy Central and a home improvement one on cable's TLC, will assume Stern's drive-time duties at KSLX-FM (97.1) in Los Angeles, and at Infinity stations in San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. No official start date was given for "The Adam Carolla Show," but it's expected to debut early next year. Longtime Carolla friend Jimmy Kimmel, star of his own late-night talk show on ABC, has been hired as a creative consultant for the new radio program, and as an advisor for Infinity as well.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:50 AM

    I singed up for a three day free pass to sirius radio last week and listened online for most of the weekend. It's a great product and once the hardware starts showing up in cars and stores..It is going to have a SERIOUR impact on traditional radio. Still no local content.