It was announced in May that Whoopi Goldberg would soon have her own syndicated radio show, beginning next month on radio stations across the country, but no stations have been disclosed.
As the news broke today of the first major station to pick up the new Wake Up with Whoopi morning radio show, something sort of obvious occurred to me. For every new Whoopi affiliate that is announced, one-by-one, you will also hear the sound of each those stations' existing morning DJs being fired, one-by-one. Picture Whoopi flying across the country, or up the coast like a hurricane - Hurricane Whoopi (will they ever name one that? Not according to the NOAA) - overtaking stations and replacing DJs as affiliate deals are signed. Maybe it won't be total destruction. If we're all lucky, the Whoopi show will replace Jack-FM in some markets!
The first victim of Whoopi's global radio expansion? The beautiful and probably-very talented Melissa Forman, as Whoopi ascends upon WLIT in Chicago; Melissa has hosted the Melissa Forman Morning Show for 5 years on the dial at 93.9 FM in Chicago. Five years as a morning host in a tough town like Chi-town is nothing to sneeze at, but where will Melissa go now that Whoopi is here?