Mancow out, Simers' and Roggin in

KLAC 570 is replacing Chicago shockjock Mancow Muller in the morning slot with the team of NBC 4's Fred Roggin, wise-ass Times columnist T.J. Simers and T.J.'s daughter, Tracy. Starting Monday, "Roggin and Simers Squared" will air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lakers coach Phil Jackson is scheduled for next week's debut. L.A. Radio.com had the news this morning and quotes Roggin saying they have a year to make the show work.

If it wasnt for someone as crazy as Don Martin, none of this would have happened, said T.J. from a local golf course yesterday afternoon. I had to find someone really nuts.

Don Martin has been very supportive and very encouraging, said Fred Roggin, when reached before his sportscast at Channel 4. Hes really throwing everything at this. Its an incredible opportunity and thats actually why Im doing it.

Blogger Michael Schneider at Franklin Avenue talked with station GM Don Martin about the move.


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