Monday, March 04, 2013

J.C. Corcoran, 93.7 The Arrow's new morning man

93.7 The Arrow KKRW gets new morning man J.C. Corcoran

J.C. Corcoran
J.C. Corcoran
We saw longtime team Walton and Johnson let go from 93.7 The Arrow KKRW last December, and now the station is getting a new guy for the morning show St. Louis Media is reporting.

J.C. Corcoran, an almost 30 year St. Louis radio shock jock, is coming to Houston and will appear on KKRW mornings as well as 740 KTRH and 950 KPRC the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

[Listen to Corcoran's work here]

An earlier article says Corcoran worked at 13 St. Louis radio and TV stations during his 28 years. The newspaper says he was let go from KTRS AM 550 last April.

Apparently Corcoran is credited with changing St. Louis radio upon his arrival. His "shock jock" persona opened the door for commentary on politics and news. Something that wasn't done in that market before.

After Walton and Johnson were let go, program director Steve Fixx moved from afternoon drive to replace the team in the mornings. Guess he will be shifted yet again.

I emailed with Walton and Johnson in early January. The radio duo told me they are still hoping to get back on Houston radio soon.

"We suspect some political pressure from Washington, and orders for drastic cuts from Bain Capital (whom they owe over 10 billion dollars) are part of KKRW ending the show on that station," W&J told mikemcguff.com in the email. "We still had a year and a half remaining on the current contract. They had just had to pay a performance bonus the month before, so we know it wasn't performance based since we had no warning. And they dropped the bomb on Dec 6th going into the holidays when most of the executive types and decision makers are on vacation, it's a tough time to get a major move like this approved."

You can still listen to Walton and Johnson's show (still broadcast from Houston) on other market radio station through waltonandjohnson.com.

Corcoran will start at Clear Channel Houston March 18 [updated with official Clear Channel Houston release below] 21st. His website is jcontheline.com.

UPDATE 3/4/2013 7:54am:
Official Clear Channel release sent to me after I posted originally gives more details. Here it is:

93.7 The Arrow KKRW, Houston’s Classic Rock Station, announced today that JC Corcoran will join the station as its new Morning Show Host. Corcoran will host weekday mornings from 5:30-10 a.m. CT, beginning March 18th, 2013.

In addition to The Arrow Morning Show, Corcoran will be a contributor to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston’s talk stations, KTRH and KPRC. Prior to joining the Houston market, he spent the last twenty-nine years in St. Louis as a radio personality at various stations including KSHE, KSD, KIHT and KMOX. While in St. Louis, Corcoran also served as an Entertainment Editor and Commentator at NBC, CBS and Fox television stations as well as columnist at St. Louis Sports Magazine. Corcoran’s previous radio experience also includes stops at DC101 in Washington, D.C., 97Rock in Buffalo, N.Y and The Loop in Chicago.

“After being on-air in the Midwest for so long it’s exciting to now have the opportunity to connect with people in an entirely new region,” said Corcoran.

“We’re excited to have JC on our team,’ said Marc Sherman, VP/Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston. “He’ll bring a fun, new approach to The Arrow that our audience will definitely enjoy.”

Fans can listen to 93.7 The Arrow KKRW on the station’s website, 937thearrow.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service. iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created custom stations inspired by favorite artists and songs. iHeartRadio also offers listeners a new “Perfect For” feature which allows users to choose from thousands of curated stations based on a range of moods and activities.


19 comments:

  1. I applied for this job, but didn't get it. I just want to send kudos out to Steve Fixx. He actually sent me a couple of e-mails. One telling me he got my stuff. The other...telling me I didn't get it. Most program directors will just ignore you and treat you like you are nothing...he didn't!

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    1. You are nothing - you are Anonymous!!

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    2. Right back at you!

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  2. FFFFFFFIIIIIIIIXXXXX!

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  3. Getting a great talent. JC will be missed in Saint Louis. He can be cutting edge.

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    1. Sorry. He hasn't been missed here. In fact it's been very pleasant without him. From the looks of things, Houston doesn't care much for him either, because now he's making a play to get back to St. Louis by phoning in a daily show on a pipsqueak AM.

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  4. Dear Houston, I have been a fan of JC's since the beginning way back in the 80's! You guys are getting a GREAT talent! I will be listening to JC once again on the internet.

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  5. Very likely he'll syndicate this show out of Houston to St. Louis.

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  6. JC does a great show and is great for the community. He may step over the line once in a while but the rest of the time he'll have the most clever show going. He is one of the most talented interviewers ever. He will make you laugh, make you think, and sometimes make you mad. Been a fan for 25+ years and we'll miss him in St. Louis.

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  7. Agree, J.C. is a tremendous talent; a walking encyclopedia of pop culture, and a very funny iconoclast with no sacred cows. For the stunted rosary-wringers in St. Louis who DIDN'T like him, he'll always be a shock-jock, since most of their idea of cutting edge humor is Erma Bombeck and "Peanuts" strips. The only people J. C. shocks are corporate Suit Nazis for whom he refuses to bow and lick boots. But, J. C. would not have had so many mainstream local media stars in St. Louis sharing his show for so many years had he not delivered the goods and the ratings. Don't judge him on one or two shows; give him a few weeks, and you may be hooked. I was for 25 years in St. Louis, following his show from station to station. I live in L.A. now, and J.C. is still the best morning host I've ever heard.

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  8. The small minds in St. Louis have been on JC's case ever since he came there. He actually stopped being a so called shock-jock when the style became popular to the point no one was shocking anyone. Some stations he could do little but fill in between traffic and weather reports, a true waste of his talent.

    It took 29 glorious years to finally run JC out of town and his last station KTRS he admitted was run by losers who couldn't run a gas station let alone a radio station.

    Our profound loss of this legend radio and tv personality is Houston't gain, so appreciate the man while he is there. Just hope he can find a radio home that appreciates him and his work.

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  9. BringBackWalton/Johnson4/19/2013 03:02:00 PM

    I was and am a loyal Walton & Johnson 10%er. I still listed when Fixx was on in the mornings. 93.7 has lost a long time listener. The new guy is sooooo boring I don't need my snooze button anymore. He puts me right back to sleep. Who was the idiot that got him for us? I usually listen after I know he is off, but not while he is on.

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  10. Wonder how many of the previous posts were by J.C. himself? He would always post under several different screen names at an STL website praising his own talent & contributions to, not only radio, but society in general.

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  11. JC is a remarkable talent. No one in St. Louis media would deny the footprint he leaves here. But informing his talent is anger... anger that is never far from the surface. JC has argued that his success was hindered by corporate jackassery and provincially small minds, but equally true is that his anger infiltrates everything. JC has every reason to be proud of his unending flow of creative programming on radio and in the community. He has always worked his ass off for listeners and sponsors. But I've never once heard him acknowledge that coming to the perfect market in the perfect place at the perfect moment created his opportunity to shine. Since 1967, KSHE-95 had developed a large and deep and proud and - maybe most important of all for JC - rebellious rock subculture. In other words JC's anger was not a liability at first. We loved him - even when he disparaged as trivial our own love for the people and history of rock - so very much a part of KSHE culture even to this day. Our days were incomplete without JC. He truly became an institution in the mid '80's as he galvanized his market and drove a tremendous revenue surge. Think of this for a moment: if not for massive early success, how could anyone hold 13 broadcast jobs in 28 years in the same media market? JC is angry... and unless that's changed in the recent past, you will know it in Houston, too. Maybe it will be part of what entertains you as it did us in the early days, but it failed to serve him soon thereafter - and it failed to serve him everywhere he worked.

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  12. You'll be sorreeeee........

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  13. I am a long time listner to 93.7. I have been listening almost every morning since JC started to give him a fair "shake". There is nothing good about his show, he is extremely boring, he is not funny at all, and I find alot of his comments quite childish. He talks about the same stuff over and over again. He is not the least big entertaining. He brags about himself all the time and what all he has accomplished Based on his track record the only thing he has accomplished is the ability to change jobs (13 to be exact). It's ashame because I love 93.7 but not with JC as part of the team.

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    1. I agree with you, I listened to him because 106.9 is so dumb and I tried to like him. All he ever does is brag about who he knows and has rubbed shoulders with. JC, in case you don't know, southerners don't brag about who they know in public. His opinions get old too, he comments and then won't let it go, just keeps harping. I listen to no FM radio now, the continuous advertising and dumb dj's are too much. From now on it's the usb stick and cd's.

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    2. You have him figured out. i listen to him for the last 6 weeks. i know he love office space.

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  14. JC I have to listen to the same music every day every morning and he is using a lot of words to say absolutely nothing.

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