The latest shuffle in the run-up to the launch of Nashville's newest sports-talk station has a general manager jumping from AM to FM.
WNSR 560 AM General Manager Jeff Kolb will move to the same position at 102.5 The Game. WNSR afternoon drive-time staple Thom Abraham will move into a director of sales position in addition to his hosting duties at 560.
Abraham, pictured here, says Nashville is capable of supporting three sports-talk stations.
"We understand why people want to use a sports talk format. There have been three FM stations that have gone sports talk [since WNSR launched 14 years ago] and we've always felt it was a viable format. We think everyone can do well in the sports talk market," he said.
Abraham said 560 plans to continue as a viable, "independent" sports talk station.
"We are a truly independent talker," he said. "We are not the Titans station or the Preds station or the UT or Vandy or Alabama station. We can be honest and open about our opinions."
Abraham said more programming announcements are forthcoming from 560 AM next week.
Also today, former WSMV morning show host and sports anchor Aaron Solomon confirmed he will be taking the midday slot at WPRT.
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