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Q100’s The Bert Show prepping to go into syndication?

bert show logoQ100’s The Bert Show, which has had a successful run in Atlanta since 2001, is on the verge of going national – or at least expand beyond Atlanta.

UPDATE on June 4: They are being added on a station in Nashville i106, the show announced this morning. They start Monday June 7. The station has been working the syndication clock for practice the past three weeks and for the most part, people did not notice. i106 is a relatively new station for Q100’s parent company Cumulus and has yet to make much of an impact.

Although I have no confirmation yet, a reader of this blog provided some compelling evidence: the Bert Show recently added a 1-800 line for callers. The show also started a new url www.thebertshow.com with a new logo (left). And it has a new “voice over” guy.

Gary Lewis, general manager for Q100, didn’t deny it today on his way to Cumulus headquarters. And neither did Jeff Dauler. But neither has said yes either. Bert Weiss’ agent Bob Eatman is in town today. “We have some plans for syndication which I can’t discuss at this time,” Eatman texted me at 2:40 p.m. My guess is the deal is not done yet. I have no clue which stations outside Atlanta might pick the show up.

There have been rumors about the Bert Show going national for years. The Regular Guys over at Rock 100.5 was on a Dallas rock station for a few months before it changed format and is now in Macon.

The Bert Show started from scratch a few weeks after Q100 itself in 2001. It first built up its 18-34 female numbers, then as the years went by became a dominant 25-54 female station. It even draws a fair number of guys, too. The morning show helped Q100 overtake Star 94.

The show is now a solid No. 2 behind Frank and Wanda over at V-103.

89 comments Add your comment

Ya Big Dummy

June 2nd, 2010
2:49 pm

Is it possible there are radio markets crappier than Atlanta’s? So bad they have to reach for an Atlanta radio show? Wow!

Anna

June 2nd, 2010
3:22 pm

Other evidence is the separation of Q100 for the cast’s twitter names.
My biggest question: if The Bert Show goes into syndication, what role does Wendy play? It makes no sense to have a traffic girl hop along the syndication train with a regular cast, but we all know that Wendy, these days, is more than just a traffic girl on the show. The reason for this, of course, is that she brings down the median age of the cast quite a bit.

Bob

June 2nd, 2010
4:03 pm

This show blows! Howard Stern Rules!

milt

June 2nd, 2010
4:05 pm

Vapid narcissistic LCD radio at its best. Such a shame this is our cultural offering to the country.

mandy

June 2nd, 2010
4:06 pm

Couldnt have said it better myself Milt.

martin

June 2nd, 2010
4:08 pm

does anyone actually listen to the bert show in atlanta?

Regular Guys and 790 all the way.

listener

June 2nd, 2010
4:10 pm

I like the format of the show now, but if it gains syndication congrats to Jenn, Melissa, Wendy, Jeff and Bert.

southside steve

June 2nd, 2010
4:10 pm

now we all know the best morning show in atl is the regular guys on rock 100.5. yea c’mon!

Southside Steve

June 2nd, 2010
4:31 pm

I forgot to add……I am a gay redneck

WGST Screwed up!

June 2nd, 2010
4:37 pm

Bring back The Kimmer and Wayne NoOffense, damnit!

Yes

June 2nd, 2010
4:39 pm

That show got on my nerves. I have Sirius/XM because they proved that local radio is a waste of time and brain cells.

caroline

June 2nd, 2010
4:40 pm

I live in Cleveland, OH and have to rush to work to listen on my radio because the radio is CRAP here. Just a bunch of low class losers.

Big John

June 2nd, 2010
4:49 pm

Did anyone notice that Wendy is missing from the bert shows new website?

Rodney Ho

June 2nd, 2010
4:50 pm

She does traffic, which would have to be localized on any station that picks them up.

Wah

June 2nd, 2010
4:58 pm

Great…now I’ll never win the $1000.00 —can’t get through now and it’s only ATL..

Rich

June 2nd, 2010
5:04 pm

I don’t like the show. All they do is talk talk talk and it’s nothing I’m interested in. Just like Steve and Vicki, as they get older they will lose their appeal.

JasonDawg

June 2nd, 2010
5:07 pm

The new website is horrible. Looks like it was done with Microsoft FrontPage or something.
I’m sure Cumulus paid some intern 8 bucks an hours to design it.

Good luck Bert Show. I’m sure everyone in those syndicated markets will switch the channel once they realize you guys talk about the same crap all the time and play the same 8 songs over and over.

chris

June 2nd, 2010
5:10 pm

All morning and now afternoon and now Saturday talk shows are awful. PLAY MUSIC, if I wanted talk I would go to AM. Holy cow all these people stink. It is just a bunch of narcissists who like to hear themselves talk. They have nothing intelligent to say. What a waste of money to pay their salaries.

Teeia

June 2nd, 2010
5:10 pm

Ya Big Dummy, appreciate what you have- there are 230+ markets that you could live in and you’d be complaining even more. Milt, “Vapid, narcissistic LCD radio” it may be, but they’re targeting the lowest common denominator, and apparently they’re doing it well. While I don’t listen to the show regularly, I can appreciate the fact that they have to be doing doing something right if they are being considered for syndication. I still haven’t figured out how WHTA manages to stay on the air, but they do…

Fay Woo

June 2nd, 2010
5:13 pm

The Bert Show is still on?!

jv

June 2nd, 2010
5:16 pm

Until Kimmer comes back, there is no radio in Atlanta

That Guy

June 2nd, 2010
5:22 pm

Been with V103 since Ryan Cameron been doing the “Alphabet Song”…

Later for that craziness on Q100

Lance Linsell

June 2nd, 2010
5:28 pm

Bunch of haters, the lot of you! There is so much negativity and hate-mongering on the radio these days. If it’s not fart jokes and prank calls then it’s shouting and screaming about politics. These folks on The Bert Show have positive outlooks and decent personalities. I love these folks and wish them the best!

heather-b

June 2nd, 2010
5:30 pm

what’s radio?

Ron Roberts

June 2nd, 2010
5:48 pm

What I’m hearing is that Q100’s parent company, Cumulus, is trying to get more programming out of less actually programming pieces; in other words, I’d bet that the Bert Show will be hear don OTHER Cumulus-owned pop/top 40 stations, like KRBE in Houston, perhaps, but more likely in Macon on B95.1, maybe WZYP Huntsville.

Radio’s been cutting live and local radio talent in small and medium markets since the late 1990s, and Clear Channel’s been doing bascially the same thing – Ryan Seacrest and/or Kidd Kraddick on their small/medium market pop/top 40 stations instead of live and local talent.

…and the bean-counters wonder why people just aren’t as emotionally attached to their radio stations, anymore. Radio used to be a vibrant, creative, and very much in-touch-with-its community medium.

Now it’s cookie-cutter play lists and high commercial inventory. Why wouldn’t the average listener go to Sirius/XM, Pandora or their iPod?

Rodney Ho

June 2nd, 2010
5:57 pm

You hit it on the mark. There is no farm team any more to even develop new talent that could become the next Bert Show.

Northside Thinker

June 2nd, 2010
6:08 pm

it is “Tarjay” radio…….lets love the non WASP’s, unless they are gay. Why do Georgian’s outside of Atlanta hate Atlanta? Q100 and their mindset. Try to follow Bert on Twitter, after a day of his self depreciating wimpyness, you will stop following.

MIke Hunt

June 2nd, 2010
6:09 pm

Big rumor is that the former Miss Sophia from V-103 is joining the show. Just in time for national syndication.

Roger

June 2nd, 2010
6:12 pm

You folks suck! The Bert Show is the shizzzzzzzzz! I have been listening to them since they came on the air. No, I don’t listen every day but I do most. I am a 32 year old white male and I can relate to them the most. They are good people who I have things in common with, just normal folks and they are not so negative or have the racial under tones like another station I used to listen to. I say CONGRATS to everyone involved in the show and wish them the best. I hope they are around for many years. Btw you people are gonna complain anyway, no matter what it is… so enjoy!

justin

June 2nd, 2010
7:14 pm

who’d wendy sleep with to pull this off

Bashy

June 2nd, 2010
7:22 pm

V 103 and Q100 are both the same…trash and gossip.

Bert Supporter

June 2nd, 2010
7:36 pm

I love how all the people who complain the most about The Bert Show and say how stupid is are the people who know the most about the content of the show. Find something else to be bitter about.

Mark

June 2nd, 2010
7:45 pm

I agree with the first comment – the radio in Atlanta sucks. The music is the same crap over and over again and the DJs always seem to be trying to sell everyone on the idea of living here being a good one.

Sirius FTW

positive outlooks and decent personalities

June 2nd, 2010
7:58 pm

their positive outlooks and decent personalities? who the hell wants to listen to that crap on morning radio? I bet it is the same person that is goingto work and spending 8 hours a day on their website instead of doing something productive in society. Radio has gone down the toilet

Patty

June 2nd, 2010
8:22 pm

Bert, Jenn and Wendy have to go!! Bert is boring, Wendy only talks about which guy she’s going to hook up with and Jenn, she’s also a bore!! Melissa and Jeff rock!!

Jim

June 2nd, 2010
8:39 pm

It’s a very good radio show. Good stories. Most listeners can relate to at least one of the personalities.
Could do without Melissa and her “you know”, “um”, & “like” comments that are saturated in every thing she says. Also, could do without their “kiss holywood’s ass” mentality.

Albert E

June 2nd, 2010
8:59 pm

The show was great the first year and then took on the social conscience, better than thou, attitude. Listen to NPR in the mornings and become intellectually stimulated.

Jessie

June 2nd, 2010
9:07 pm

I was a q100 intern a few months ago, and to be honest they are not as good as listeners think. First of all, Wendy is ugly as hell… I dont understand why they try to portrait her as the beauty of the show… guess what people… she is not! I tried to have a conversation with her one time, but she is sooo dumb! (she actually mentioned that Chile was in Africa!) … Jeff doesnt talk to the interns (maybe he was too good for us…)… yeah right!!! Bert, Melissa, and Jen, are fine… but the producer and all technical support are so mean! They make fun and talk about the listeners behind their backs (when listeners call, or when they actually go to q100 events and street appearances)… is awful…. I do not listen to them anymore…. they try to look as if they were all nice and innocent, but they are not…

p.s. When you call and beg them for tickets to see your fav artist, they would say “I am so sorry we just do not have anymore tickets, quantities are limited”… but if you actually go to the event, you will see that at least 30% of the guests are friends or family of the cast… i.e. Office Christmas Party w/ Kelly Clarkson… at least 30% of the guests were relatives… wendy’s cousin, wendy’s bff, wendy’s ex, bert’s friends, bert’s fishing partners, Melissa’s friends, etc etc

sissyuga

June 2nd, 2010
9:23 pm

So glad I am not the only one who thinks they are so full of themselves!

Jason

June 2nd, 2010
9:36 pm

TRG……TRG….TRG……TRG… Larry, South Side… Eric…BIG FAT TIM….YOU GUYS RULE ! ! ! ! ! !

interesting dialogue

June 2nd, 2010
9:40 pm

interesting viewpoint jessie. i got to know a guy a few months ago and we happened to discuss the bert show because i had been listening to it. he mentioned how he interned there a couple of years ago. he did not have very nice things to say about them either. i respect his opinion and he would have nothing to gain (obviously) by bad mouthing them.

C

June 2nd, 2010
9:48 pm

Bring back Toucher, Rich and Crash!

KrisK

June 2nd, 2010
9:50 pm

Melissa Carter has not answered any of my questions on these Q100 changes from her formspring account.
Ask Me Anything ??? At least answer the question.

missnadine

June 2nd, 2010
10:11 pm

I listen to them sometimes, but I am really surprised that the station still hangs on to all 4 of them. It would seem cost prohibitive to me, and in this economic climate, I would have thought that they would have gone down to 2 hosts. Would anyone really care if they went down to 2? I don’t think so.

pc

June 2nd, 2010
10:12 pm

I gave up on the radio a long time ago– enter satellite radio. I had enought of the cheesy dj’s and unwelcome blocks of commercials.

Nicky

June 2nd, 2010
10:19 pm

Too much talk and what is up with all the use of the freakin’ voice disguiser? Last thing I am interested in on my way to work is hearing some stupid chick spy on her boyfriend and talk about it through one of those! UGH!

Tom

June 2nd, 2010
10:23 pm

All radio people are extremely narcissistic! It just so happens the bert show is VERY LIBERAL. At least The Regular Guys are conservative and don’t have this “oh let’s just love and accept everyone” attitude.

Bert show sucks!!!!

Muffin "My Name Makes Me Hungry" Wallace

June 2nd, 2010
10:42 pm

sorry but all radio sucks. it’s basically people who wanted to be actors/actresses but didn’t make the cut and like to listen to themselves talk 24/7. self absorbed people get really boring after a while. i bought an ipod 4 years ago and never looked back. even on the days when i left it at home or forgot to charge it, i listened to 88.5. Those dj’s know how to do their jobs: shut up and play music.

EFloyd

June 3rd, 2010
4:55 am

I hate to say this but if The Bert Show syndicates out of Atlanta and comes on Macon’s B95.1, it might be an improvement over the syndicated crap they have now. And thats not intended to be a compliment. Radio has become a waste and the larger cities are finally feeling the worst of it that we smaller cities have had to endure for over a decade.

Case in point. I have “I heart radio” on my blackberry, its all linked to Clear Channel owned stations around the country. I listen to mostly R&B oldies. And in the hours when syndicated programing is off, the same music at the same time is heard on stations in Macon, Norfolk, Montgomery, and the legendary WDAS-FM in Philadelphia. Same crap. Its their own consolidation of every city everywhere. And DAS in Philly used to be one of the best stations in the country before Clear Channel killed it with this consolidation and with syndication.

Its only a matter of time before Cumulus flushes their stations down the same path.

how about five across yo lips

June 3rd, 2010
5:15 am

Really only like the Atlanta Ghost Hunters portion-was turned off by all the Obama bs. Like TRG better but probably would pick Mayhem in the AM over all of them. Not much to choose from.