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Dave and Freak Shows Canceled on CW

June 26th, 2009 by admin · 6 Comments

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.

Tags: CW · Morning Shows · Radio · Sports · TV

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 syvyn11 // Jun 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Didn’t “the daily buzz” bomb on 58 two years ago?

  • 2 Steve Magruder (I, not D or R) // Jun 26, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Is the CW trying to tell the audiences of all its shows “We don’t care that you might have liked this… it’s gone!”?

  • 3 derbs // Jun 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    When your audience consists of about two or three people, that’s really not the worst business strategy to adopt…

  • 4 Michael // Jun 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Hopefully, we’ll get more reality and entertainment shows….

  • 5 Carter Burger // Jun 26, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Is anyone really surprised? I’m not. Been in broadcasting too long and seen this happen too many times. Look for reruns of Andy Griffith Show and Bonanza to start showing up.

  • 6 lou // Jun 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Dugan Ryan is a piece of redneck garbage about time wbki saw that show was a pile of crap.