680/93.7 The Fan swapping Front Row and Nick and Chris

Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The Fan is considering a show swap. [UPDATE on Sunday, February 4– It’s happening starting Monday February 5.]

Heard on 680 and 93.7, the sports talk station is considering taking morning hosts Nick Cellini and Chris Dimino to 9 a.m. to noon and relocating the Front Row to the 6 to 9 a.m. slot.

The Front Row - featuring Steak Shapiro, Sandra Golden and Brian Finneran - has been together for four years.

Cellini and Dimino joined the Fan from the Zone in 2014 after they (and Shapiro) were let go in 2013 over a tasteless bit about Steve Gleason, a former NFL player suffering from ALS, a serious, degenerative nerve disease.

Christopher Rude was let go last August as part of that morning show after more than 15 years.

"We're always weighing our options," said Fan owner David Dickey. "The beauty of being a local, private business is we can try it and we can always reverse course."

He considers the Front Row more a mix of sports and entertainment while Nick and Chris are more hardcore sports. He thinks the Front Row sound might work better in morning drive time.

He noted that he made a similar switch a few years back swapping Buck & Kincade and Chuck & Chernoff and felt like it worked well to have the less serious Chuck & Chernoff combo during afternoon drive-time.

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