KGO Announces New Lineup / Owens Stays Put

Ronn Owens to remain with KGO (Photo: Courtesy of Liz Hafalia, San Francisco Chronicle)


Monday April 4, 2016

As our Facebook friends learned over the weekend, the Bay Area radio rumor mill was buzzing that the announcement by Cumulus Media/San Francisco last week, saying that 40-year KGO mid-morning host Ronn Owens was being shuttled to conservative Talk clustermate KSFO, was about to be reversed.

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Today, rumors are reality as the company confirms Owens will remain on KGO — albeit in a slightly shortened 10am-noon slot — after what a Cumulus press release called “listener outcry.” Also, as previously predicted, Owens will be preceded by iHeartMedia’s regionally syndicated Armstrong & Getty , who segue to mornings at KGO from crosstown iHM talker KKSF.

Rounding out KGO’s “new generation” local Talk lineup (which officially debuts tomorrow) are: Ethan Bearman, who has previously hosted shows on both KGO and KSFO (noon-2pm); Brian Copeland, who previously hosted a long running Sunday show and weeklyCopeland’s Corner commentaries on KGO (2-4pm); Chip Franklin, who slides up to PM drive (4-7pm) from his current 9am-noon slot; and DreX, who remain in evenings (7-10pm).

In a related news note: Since Ronn Owens will now not be moving to afternoons at KSFO, Westwood One nationally syndicated talker Mark Levin will remain in that station’s 3-6pm time slot.

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