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Q100’s Bert Show adds Indianapolis to its lineup

Marco3-7Q100’s Bert Show, which began syndication in Nashville last year, has added a third city this week: Indianapolis at a Cumulus-run top 40 station called i94.

The station is not being run with a lot of local talent. In fact, its mid-day host is Brittany, same as Q100. Its night-time syndicated host? Billy Bush. Again, same as Q100. The only local presence? Marc “Marco” Orem, former host of the Morning Mess, which lasted only a year at Star 94 in 2008.

Yes, Marco’s Morning Mess team splintered after Star 94 let them go. Marco returned to Indianapolis as a solo morning host at the new i94. Late last year, his morning show was moved to afternoons and i94 ran without jocks in the mornings until this week. So ironically, Marco lost to the Bert Show in Atlanta, then got effectively bumped off mornings in Indianapolis — by the Bert Show. He can’t escape them! But at least he’s now working on the same station with them.

Shannon Murphy, another part of that Mess team and arguably the most talented of the trio, is blossoming in Detroit as part of the “Mojo in the Morning” show on Channel 955. Superphat Mikey? Last word was he is out of radio working with his dad.

Indianapolis has also given us syndicated team Bob & Tom, ever so briefly, a few years back. It was on 105.3/Real Radio, an FM talk station in 2004, for six months, then for a few more months on 96 Rock, after the Regular Guys were first fired. That show did not click at all here. Also, the current program director at Dave FM Scott Jameson is from Indianapolis.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

12 comments Add your comment

Mike

March 30th, 2011
3:22 pm

You mean there is actually a worse radio market in this country than Atlanta? Unbelievable! Apologies in advance go out to the good people of Indianapolis for the crap that will soon fill your radio dial in the mornings.

Robert

March 30th, 2011
3:52 pm

I’m sorry Indy. There are over 30,000 other incorporated cities you can move to.

Marco's a Joke

March 30th, 2011
6:21 pm

Beating Marco in the ratings isn’t exactly a feather in your radio cap! Fortunately Shannon escaped that Mess that cost so many Star 94 executives their jobs (despite their “resignations!”)

nameless

March 30th, 2011
9:17 pm

Dear Indianapolis,

We apologize sincerely. Please do not retaliate.

With love,
Atlanta

amos

March 31st, 2011
8:32 am

Just a taste of what’s going to happen when clueless takes over Citadel. They’ll probably put the Butt Show on Kicks.

Elliot Garcia

March 31st, 2011
9:58 am

Bob & Tom are awesome!

bert

March 31st, 2011
6:05 pm

The morning mess sucked. All of them

netradiojock

March 31st, 2011
11:53 pm

@Elliot Garcia…Bob & Tom are awesome? Bob & Tom suck!. Two old 60ish year old guys who are not funny, they don’t take phone calls, and they have unfunny comedians on the show. I am not saying that Bert has a better show, but to say that B&T are awesome is giving them way too much credit. They need to retire.

Larry Wahcs got divorced

April 1st, 2011
10:44 am

Bert Show syndicated in three markets while The Regular Guys STRUGGLE to to stay in the top 10 morning ratings in atlanta.
nice job wachs

B Real

April 1st, 2011
10:54 am

Maybe Burp can post those girly pictures of himself for them, then they’ll realize what a TOOL he is. Bouschdag!

trystme

April 1st, 2011
12:18 pm

I love The Bert Show. I really wish that we had a good afternoon show. I used to listen to Dave Ramsey but he’s gone from 640AM. I try to listen to Clark Howard, but I hate it! And I can’t stand all the right wing junk.

MG

April 2nd, 2011
2:50 pm

Cumulus runs terrible radio stations – they are so cheap!