Fisher Entertainment, LLC (Fisher Entertainment), newly formed by Glenn Fisher, has taken over syndication of “The John and Jeff Show.” Fisher’s prior company (that was sold in 2001 to now-defunct NBG Radio) first launched the John and Jeff show in 1999. Hosted by John Boyle and Jeff Carroll, the show was heard on most of the “Free FM” stations owned by CBS, prior to the demise of the Free FM format.
“I really like them. They’re genuine, interesting, not angry or manufactured, and non political,” said Fisher.
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Clear Channel’s KNEW 910AM San Francisco will broadcast J&J live beginning 4/28 from 10pm to 2am.
In 2/09, the John and Jeff Show aired its final broadcast on its flagship CBS Radio’s KLSX-FM LA due to the format change to Top 40. Although dropped from its home station of over 10 years, the show continues in national syndication on some 20 radio stations across the country. In 9/09 the John and Jeff Show moved its syndication to CRN Digital Talk Radio Networks. Now Fisher Entertainment, LLC has them.
Affiliates also include:
The Buzz Reno, NV
WILS-AM Lansing, MI
970 AM Portland “The Talker”
WZTK-FM Greensboro, NC
KJCK-FM Junction City, KS
FM 100.1 Ft. Wayne
WINA-AM Charlottesville, VA
Cities 92.9 Bloomington, IN
WTAR-AM Norfolk, VA
KSCJ-AM Sioux City, Iowa
“I think this show, with its FM Talk roots, will fill a growing need of traditional news talkers for ‘safe-buy’ non-political programming with an emphasis on humor and entertainment,” said Glenn Fisher, Managing Partner. “Don’t get me wrong, this show will be tackling the news topics and issues of the day, but it will do so without pushing a political bent, and therefore stand apart from so many of the other talk shows presently in the market.”
About returning to the syndication business after a ten year absence, Fisher said, “since I sold my company in 2001, there has been nothing new in talk radio. Just look at the top syndicated shows- all still the same! Even a broken clock is right twice a day, so I expect talk radio to finally expand its reach beyond the old angry white male demo in years to come. I will seek to syndicate shows that are ahead of their time, and serve a younger audience.”