Radio and TV Talk 

Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

Scotty K and Riley Couture taking over Power 96.1 morning host job March 17

  • 5:38 pm Thursday, February 20th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

With syndicated New York-based morning host Elvis Duran booted from top 40 station Power 96.1, the big question was what were they going to fill in his place? Another syndicated show? A personality-based local morning team?  Or a single person who will host a more-music mornings?

Early signs showed it would be more music with a single jock from Chicago: night jock Special K, who will go by Scotty K in Atlanta.

He made the announcement on his Facebook page.

UPDATE: March 10, 2014: It appears they may have some “personality” elements after all. Clear Channel has hired a female cohost [More]

Elvis Duran’s final day on Power 96.1 is Feb. 11

  • 3:22 pm Monday, February 10th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Elvis Duran's final day on Power 96.1 is Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. CREDIT: Getty Images

Elvis Duran’s syndicated morning show out of New York will have its final day on Atlanta’s top 40 station Power 96.1 Tuesday morning, the syndicator confirmed to me today.

Duran, 49,  himself made the announcement Monday morning.

I have not heard back from Power’s new program director Dan Hunt, who recently joined Clear Channel Atlanta. (Rick Vaughn, his predecessor, was let go at the end of 2013.) Power could replace Duran’s show with another syndicated show or introduce a brand new local show. I have no idea what they are going to do come Wednesday, though in the interim, they could [More]