Jim Quinn and Rose Somma-Tennant have a new affiliate in Minnesota, though they lost one in Wheeling. In the wake of Don Imus’ firing, KYCR (1570), licensed to Golden Valley, Minn., but serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, has added “Quinn and Rose” to its morning lineup. The station, billed as “The New Talk of the Twin Cities,” runs mostly conservative talk radio shows and is owned by Salem, parent company of Pittsburgh’s WPIT (730) and WORD-FM (101.5). Its lineup also includes “Dr. Laura” Schlesinger and Mike Gallagher.
“Quinn and Rose,” based at FM NewsTalk WPGB-FM (104.7) here, lost one affiliate this month. WWVA (1170) in Wheeling has added a local morning show hosted by David Blomquist, aka “Bloomdaddy.” Blomquist is an Ohio Valley native who was previously a sports anchor at WTOV-TV (9) in Steubenville and other stations. He joined WWVA in May; the station is being spun off by Clear Channel to Dean Goodman’s Goodradio.TV.
“Quinn and Rose” is now heard in 13 markets, including Columbus and Akron, Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; and Providence, R.I.