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Nov 27 2007

New gig for Dameshek, calls for 93.7


A tipster notes that Dave Dameshek, host of “The Sports Contraption” on the late, unloved “Man Station,” WTZN-FM (93.7), has landed firmly on his feet.

And at Dameshek’s old digs, the reincarnated “B94” is getting new calls.

Dameshek has been picked up by Los Angeles ESPN affiliate KSPN (710) and will host his own afternoon drive time talk show from 4 to 7 p.m. Pacific time.

A sports reporter for Adam Carolla’s syndicated morning program, Dameshek is also a TV comedy writer, having worked on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Show” and Comedy Central’s “The Man Show.”

According to a KSPN press release, Kimmel is expected to make regular contributions to Dameshek’s show, along with Bill Simmons of ESPN.com.

(For those of you playing at home, 710 in L.A. is the former KMPC, which was once owned by Gene Autry, which seems appropriate to mention at Christmas time. Congratulations on getting back in the saddle again, Dave.)

As for the new call letters at WTZN, Scott Fybush reports CBS has asked the Friendly Candy Company for “WBZW.” FCC records indicate the application was filed last Tuesday (Nov. 20) and the new calls should be in use today.

The station held the WTZN call letters only since April 2. It had previously been WRKZ. The “WBZZ” calls used by B94 from 1981 until 2004 are now assigned to an FM station in Malta, N.Y., and were not available. (And before you ask, WJOI is being used in Tidewater, Va., while WKJF is on a low-power TV station in Pinconning, Mich.)