Classic Rock radio returns to the Tampa Bay area with Clear Channel’s launch of a “Thunder” branded simulcast. “Thunder 105.9” will cover Tampa and “Thunder 94.5” will air in St. Petersburg. A duo of Tampa translators (don’t ask me how that works) makes the move possible.
The new rock formatted stations will air commercial-free and will have some familiar names to New York radio listeners behind the microphones. Legendary morning man Jim Kerr (WPLJ), Maria Milito and Ken Dashow, currently with WAQX-FM (“Q-104”), will be the on-air personalities heard in Tampa Bay via New York studios.
Nighttime programming is scheduled to include “The Red Eye Rock Lounge” and Doc Reno.
CBS Sports’ college basketball schedule continues with doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. Action tips off on Saturday with South Carolina taking on Georgia at 2:00 p.m. from Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA. At 4:00 p.m. is a classic Big East showdown as No. 11-ranked Georgetown takes on No. 8-ranked Syracuse from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.
Spero Dedes and Doug Gottlieb handle the call for South Carolina-Georgia. Tim Brando and analyst Bill Raftery team up for Georgetown-Syracuse.
On Sunday Cincinnati takes on No. 25-ranked Notre Dame at 2:00 p.m. from the Joyce Center in South Bend. At 4:00 p.m., No. 4-ranked Michigan State faces No. 18-ranked Ohio State from Value City Arena in Columbus.
Ian Eagle will be joined by Jim Spanarkel for Cincinnati-Notre Dame. Kevin Harlan and CBS Sports’ lead college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg will be courtside for Michigan State-Ohio State.
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