Posted Friday, October 20, 2017 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Less than three months ago, the newly revamped Regular Guys led by Larry Wachs included former NFL player Bob Whitfield as his second in command on sports talk The Fan 2 (WFON) on 1230 and 106.3.
But David Dickey, who runs all three Fan sports stations, didn't think it was working so he is seeking a new cast member to replace Whitfield on the Regular Guys to support Wachs.
He said he has two names in mind and hopefully will have a replacement soon. But he's not throwing Whitfield to the side. On the contrary.
"I've got to place Bob in a more central role," Dickey said. "He's not going to be the central lead on the Regular Guys. My plan is to build a show around Bob." He said he wants to add local programming on Fan 3 which is on 1340 and 103.7 in 2018.
The Regular Guys show airs from 2 to 4 p.m. weekdays. The station's coverage on the AM/FM dial is primarily Cobb County. (You can listen here.)
Dickey is proud that he paired John Kincade and Buck Belue 17 years ago on 680/93.7 The Fan and they're still going strong after early afternoons. "I didn't know if Larry and Bob had the chemistry to sustain a show for 10 years," Dickey said.
Wachs created the original Regular Guys in the mid-1990s in Los Angeles with Eric Von Haessler. They came to Atlanta in the late 1990s and became a successful rock radio morning show for much of the next 15 years. Wachs was let go from Rock 100.5 in 2014. For a time, he planned to retire the Regular Guys name but after some time working on his podcast, he decided to resurrect it with a new cast.
Von Haessler now airs a daily show on News 95.5 and AM 750 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m..
Whitfield played as an offensive tackle in the NFL for 15 seasons, mostly with the Atlanta Falcons. He was also featured on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" as the former husband of castmate Sheree Whitfield.