Thursday, January 1, 2009

KSFO sends Dr. Laura to the night shift

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, who has occupied the noon-to-3 p.m. slot on KSFO since June 2000, is moving to 7-10 p.m. starting Monday, Jan. 5.

Sean Hannity, who has been airing in the afternoon drive slot (3-6 p.m.), will replace Schlessinger from noon to 3. It means Hannity's show will be heard live, but it also means he will no longer compete head-to-head against KNEW 910's Michael Savage, a former KSFO host, who continues to have strong ratings.

KSFO has decided to fight Savage by putting syndicated host Mark Levin on from 3 to 5 p.m. and local host Brian Sussman from 5 to 7. Sussman, the former KPIX weatherman, was previously doing his show from 6 to 8.

KSFO confirms that they're getting Paul Harvey from sister station KGO-AM. Harvey will be heard at 5:30 a.m., his 15-minute report will air at 8:50 a.m. and "The Rest of the Story" will air at 6:55 p.m. during Sussman's show.

In addition, the conservative station will air a three-minute daily commentary from Mike Huckabee weekdays at 6:30 a.m.

Lee Rodgers will continue as KSFO's morning host (5-9 a.m.) and Rush Limbaugh will air from 9 to noon.


Anonymous said...

If they're moving her to evenings, they probably have her on a long-term contract that requires that they air her at some point during the day.

Anonymous said...

KSFO's schedule changes are an excellent argument in favor of the fairness doctrine. If a station receives a federal license to use the public airwaves, why should its programming be so one-sided? Huckabee can still get his 3 minutes, but then a Democrat should get 3 minutes. What's wrong with that formula for somebody using a public asset?

Paul said...

I'll be expecting to hear Rush's morning update on NPR immediately after the fairness doctrine is re-implemented.

Oh. Wait...

Anonymous said...

hey morons savage hasn't been on knew for months!!! great research on your article!!!