The local sports programming airing on WBKI-TV, the CW affiliate here, has been canceled. The last show of “Dave and Sports” with Dave Ragone aired this morning.
Dugan Ryan, the executive producer of the program, will host the final edition of what’s been known as “The Freak Show” tonight. Even though former host John Renshaw left the show in May, the 11:30 p.m. program has been airing with the same name with guest hosts.
There are no plans to continue the sports talk show lineup, which originated on radio more than tw0 years ago and moved to TV early this year.
“I think the market is underserved for sports talk,” said Ryan. “I’d like to find a way to get us back on the air.”
WBKI-TV will air a nationally-syndicated show, The Daily Buzz, for two hours daily beginning Monday at 7 a.m. It will also debut the CW World Report at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.