Just two days after Roger Hedgecock sent out the 30 day affiliate notice he’s quitting, Westwood One is shoving Dennis Miller off their talk lineup plank.
So you may be wondering who his replacement will be? Newt Gingrich? Jeb Bush? Pat Buchannon?
Not a chance in hell. Westwood One is replacing him with a Chicago DJ/musician named Jonathon Brandmeier. Johnny B was doing a show when I lived in Chicago in the early 90s – the show was boring and stale then. Like Steve Dahl, his show was mostly narcissistic rambling talking about things that no sane person cares about like the skid marks in his underwear. He most recently was hired by WGN to keep their 80+ year old listeners awake, but failed – and has been amusing himself for the last year by playing “radio on the Internet” listened to by only his mother and Randy Michaels.
Dennis Miller’s advice to Johnny B? “Lotsa luck”
In Chicago itself, Dennis Miller was on Salem Radio’s WIND-AM. The current hosts on WLS-AM from 9-11 CT got the boot. Johnny B will start sometime in March, Dennis Miller’s last day will be March 27th. The Johnny B syndicated show will be two hours (10AM-Noon ET) probably only heard on a handful of Cumulus stations.
Will KLIF-AM in Texas love Johnny B? Not a chance in hell.