The long wait for Howard Stern’s replacement on 27 stations owned by Infinity Broadcasting ended today (Oct. 25). Splitting its morning strategy by regions, the company has named former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth to take over Stern’s slot in New York on WXRK-FM and other East Coast markets, while TV personality Adam Carolla will host mornings in Los Angeles on KLSX-FM.
Stern begins his new deal with Sirius Satellite Radio in January. His last Infinity broadcast will be Dec. 16.
Roth’s show will also air on WBCN-FM Boston (where he cut his broadcasting teeth earlier this year in preparation for the new gig), KLLI-FM Dallas, WYSP-FM Philadelphia and WRKZ-FM Pittsburgh.
Carolla’s show will air on KIFR-FM (formerly KEAR-FM) San Francisco, KPLN-FM San Diego, KZON-FM Phoenix, KUFO-FM Portland, Ore., and KXTE-FM Las Vegas. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will serve as creative consultant for “The Adam Carolla Show,” make guest appearances and serve as an advisor to Infinity.
Also joining Infinity’s morning lineup is Penn Jillette, one-half of the entertainment duo Penn & Teller. Beginning in January, Jillette will host a one-hour live radio show on Infinity’s stations in New York, Chicago, San Francisco (KIFR), Washington, D.C., Detroit, San Diego, Baltimore and Las Vegas.
Not all Infinity stations that carried Stern will get a Stern replacement, such as KITS-FM San Francisco. The modern rock station known as Live 105 will launch the Morning Music Co-op, an entertainment-based program featuring alternative music with listener-call-ins and minimal commercial interruption.