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Mike Salk In, Danny & Gallant Out of Mornings At 710 ESPN Seattle

“Gallant started at the station in 2019 after moving over from SportsRadio 610 in Houston, TX.”

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Danny and Gallant is coming to an end on 710 ESPN in Seattle, WA. Paul Gallant confirmed on Twitter that the station has decided to go in a different direction. He learned of the news after today’s show. The show had been airing weekday mornings from 7a-10a PT.

“They had informed us about three months ago that they would be making some sort of shift to the lineup,” Gallant said on Twitter “So we’ve all been waiting on pins and needles and doing our absolute best to show that we are worth something.”

Gallant started at the station in 2019 after moving over from SportsRadio 610 in Houston, TX. He had been in the lone star state since beginning his journey in the industry back in 2011. The host asked 710 ESPN management why they decided to go down this path.

“I asked them why,” Gallant continued. “They just said they were going in a different direction. I do know that that different direction is one with Mike Salk, who hired me and was formerly in charge of all programming in the building.”

“Clearly they feel like he [Salk] is going to save the numbers,” added Gallant. “I don’t agree with that because we are living in a city that is still not welcoming people back to work, and people aren’t commuting in the same way, but whatever, that is their choice.”

As Gallant mentioned, Salk will indeed take over the timeslot, one he held prior to turning his focus to a full time programming role two years ago. Salk had previously split his time as the station’s PD and morning host while teaming with FOX Sports college football analyst Brock Huard. Brock and Salk were very successful and Bonneville Seattle is hoping Salk’s return to the morning timeslot can give their morning numbers a boost.

Although a full time radio reunion in mornings with Huard isn’t in the cards, Salk’s former partner will have a presence on The Mike Salk Show. The longtime friends and partners will also continue their weekly podcast.

In a tweet shared earlier, Salk said he wasn’t ready to dive back into hosting a show when Huard left two years ago. He acknowledged he’s now ready and excited to return to mornings, a move that will include Justin Barnes and Maura Dooley, and daily visits from Huard. Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll, former Seahawks QB turned ESPN NFL analyst Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle Mariners GM Jerry DiPoto, legendary NFL reporter John Clayton, and others will also appear regularly.

Salk helped launch 710 ESPN Seattle in 2009 and has been with the station for thirteen years. News of his return to the morning airwaves was met with a lot of positive responses on the station’s Facebook page. The unfortunate part of this story is that the return of Salk also means the end for Gallant and Danny O’Neill’s time with the station.

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Kayla Anderson Added to 104.5 The Zone Morning Show

Anderson will begin hosting Wednesday morning. She has previously worked as a sports anchor, reporter, and digital contributor to WKRN-TV in Nashville.

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Kayla Anderson has been added to the 104.5 The Zone morning show, newly titled Ramon, Kayla, and Will, joining Ramon Foster and Will Boling on the Nashville station.

Anderson will begin hosting Wednesday morning. She has previously worked as a sports anchor, reporter, and digital contributor on WKRN-TV in Nashville. A graduate of Washington State University, she has also worked at television stations in Spokane, Missoula, Tucson, and Columbus in addition to her time in Nashville.

Anderson said on Twitter she is “so excited to join this group!”

Boling had been the interim host of the morning show after the August departure of Jason Martin.

Ramon, Kayla, and Will will be heard from 6:00 AM-10:00 AM each weekday morning.

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Derek Wolfe Joining 104.3 The Fan as ‘The Drive’ Co-Host

I am so insanely pumped to talk with you every afternoon on The Fan. We had a special connection when I was playing for the Broncos that’s only going to grow stronger every day on The Drive.”

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Former NFL defensive lineman Derek Wolfe is joining 104.3 The Fan in Denver as co-host with Darren “DMac” Mckee on The Drive With Derek Wolfe and DMac.

Wolfe announced his retirement from the NFL earlier this year after signing a one-day contract to retire with the Denver Broncos. He was the franchise’s top pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, spending eight seasons with the team, including a win in Super Bowl 50.

“To the listeners in Denver, ‘The Fan Wolfe-pack,’ I am so insanely pumped to talk with you every afternoon on The Fan. We had a special connection when I was playing for the Broncos that’s only going to grow stronger every day on The Drive,” said Wolfe. “DMac and I are going to fight sometimes, maybe we’ll fight a lot of the time, but we’ll always be working together to entertain you. I’ve always kept it 100 with you, and that’s not going to change one bit.” 

“Derek is one of the most popular players in Broncos history, with the iconic image of his sack celebration in Super Bowl 50 forever etched in Denver sports lore,” said 104.3 The Fan program director Raj Sharan. “What’s so exciting about adding Derek is his connection with the audience goes far beyond his production on the field. He’s never been afraid to mince words and is unapologetically authentic. Those characteristics drew Denver sports fans to fall in love with Derek, and we’re thrilled to help Derek build on that relationship everyday as he entertains his ‘Fan Wolfe-pack!’” 

Wolfe enters a role previously occupied by former Bronco Tyler Polumbus, who departed the station in September. The Drive with Derek Wolfe and DMac will be heard weekday afternoons from 2:00 PM-6:00 PM.

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Chick Hearn Headlines Radio Hall of Fame Legends Inductees

Amongst other accolades, he is credited with broadcast 3,338 consecutive Lakers game from November 21, 1965 to December 16, 2001.

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The Museum of Broadcast Communications announced today the selection of 10 new Legends inductees into the Radio Hall of Fame for 2022. This distinction honors those in the industry who have contributed greatly to it and have since passed away.

Chick Hearn, the longtime voice of the Los Angeles Lakers, will be amongst those inducted in Chicago next month. Hearn was the voice of the Lakers for 41 years (1961-2002). Amongst other accolades, he is credited with broadcast 3,338 consecutive Lakers game from November 21, 1965 to December 16, 2001.  

The full list of those to be inducted as part of the Legends class are:

  • MrDoug Banks– Nationally syndicated on-air personality;
  • MrJames Brown– Legendary singer, to be inducted as a radio station owner of WJBE Knoxville, TN;
  • MrBob Coburn– Host of the syndicated Rockline show;
  • Mr. Chick Hearn– Play-by-play announcer/voice of the Los Angeles Lakers;
  • MsBernice Judis– Owner and General Manager, WNEW-AM, 1930’s–1950’s;
  • MrSid Mark– Host of syndicated program, Sounds of Sinatra show for 60+ years;
  • Mr. Bobby O’Jay– On-air personality, WDIA-AM/Memphis;
  • MrPervis Spann– On-air personality, WVON-AM/Chicago;
  • Mr. James Thompson– Group W Broadcasting President and President of the Broadcasters Foundation;
  • Ms. Rosalie Trombley– Music Director of CKLW-AM/Detroit in the 1960’s–1970’s.

“The Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the individuals who have made the greatest impact on our 100+ year old industry,” Kraig T. Kitchin, Co-Chairman, Radio Hall of Fame said. “I’m thrilled to see the Nominating Committee confirm the induction of these 10 individuals who each made such an impact on our industry in their time.”    

The Radio Hall of Fame will recognize its 2022 class of inductees, including the class announced in July, during a ceremony on Tuesday, November 1st.

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