King David show no longer on 1010-AM
The shake-up on local talk radio continued Thursday with another stunner. The King David Show, co-hosted by Toby David and former Bucs quarterback Shaun King, is done after nearly two years. The show heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. on 1010-AM had its last program on Wednesday. It's believed the show ended because King and David no longer wanted to work together.
"I appreciated the time I worked with Shaun and have a great amount of respect for him,'' David said. "I also enjoyed working at CBS Radio and have nothing but the utmost respect for those people and I hope the land on my feet locally.''
King did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Mike Pepper, CBS Radio's assistant programming director, said the station will immediately begin its efforts to fill the noon to 3 p.m. slot with a local show. Interestingly, either King or David might be involved in the new show. David said he would be open to returning to that slot, and it's believed King also might have an interest.
Other possibilities include Ronnie "Night Train'' Lane, who was let go by ESPN's 1040-AM two weeks ago, and Justin Pawlowski, who is now doing work with 1010-AM after leaving recently 620-AM.
"We would like to fill that slot as soon as possible,'' Pepper said. "But we also want to be sure to have the right show in place.''
In the meantime, Pepper said 1010-AM will run nationally-syndicated programming from Yahoo! Sports in that time slot, including the Tim Brando Show.
The ending of the King David Show comes on the heels of Lane being dismissed from 1040-AM's afternoon show, Pawlowski leaving 620-AM for 1010-AM and 1040-AM's Nanci Donnellan, aka The Fabulous Sports Babe, being replaced by former 620-AM update guy Whitney Johnson because of an illness.