|Walton and Johnson|
Earlier this afternoon, I posted that longtime San Antonio based 950am morning man Joe Pags was parting ways with his Houston show.
Now the Walton and Johnson Facebook page says the show is returning Tuesday at 5:30am in Houston. It just so happens that all of KPRC's online sites say tune in Tuesday at 5:30am to hear a new show. Coincidence?
Now most people know that Walton and Johnson broadcast from Houston to a bunch of different radio stations in the region. Since December 2012, when they were let go from 93.7 The Arrow, they've still been living in broadcasting from Houston to the other cities, just not to a local station. From what I understand, they were still even broadcasting from Clear Channel Houston under a lease agreement.
So now the two are probably returning to their home pre-Arrow which was 950 KPRC. When the longtime morning duo showed up on KPRC in 2007, the station even totally re-branded to the 9-5-0 Radio Mojo. It's ironic that now the duo is returning, the station just re-branded to KPRC AM 950 last month.
UPDATE 4/30/2013 8AM
OFFICIAL WORD FROM CLEAR CHANNEL HOUSTON:
950 KPRC ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE WALTON & JOHNSON SHOW
Houston, Texas – April 30, 2013 – 950 KPRC, Houston's More Stimulating Talk Radio, announced today the return of The Walton & Johnson Show, beginning today, Tuesday, April 30. The Walton & Johnson Show will broadcast weekdays from 5:30-10:00 a.m.
The Walton & Johnson Radio Show is one of the most respected and universally imitated radio programs in the nation. The show offers listeners a unique mix of "stream of consciousness,"opinionated and compelling talk, celebrity guests, musical elements, fictional characters,famous impersonations and skits. The show features John Walton and Steve Johnson, who are affectionately known as the Radio “Gawds” by their dedicated listeners and advertisers.
"We are thrilled to have Walton & Johnson back on KPRC," said Bryan Erickson, Director of AM Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Houston. "They have a proven track record of great ratings and we look forward to them continuing that success on KPRC.”
KPRC AM 950's updated programming line-up:
• Walton & Johnson from 5:30-10:00 a.m.
• The Glenn Beck Show from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
• Michael Garfield from 12-2:00 p.m.
• Matt Patrick from 2-5:00 p.m.
• Janine Turner from 5-7:00 p.m.
• Outlaw Dave from 7-9:00 p.m.
- TMZ: Christopher Plummer hangs up on KPRC's Walton and Johnson
- J.C. Corcoran, 93.7 The Arrow's new morning man