After gradually cutting down on his radio work, talk-show host and one-time presidential hopeful Herman Cain will step away from his namesake program, effective immediately. Cain, whose show originates at Cox Media Group WSB/WSBB-FM (750/95.5) Atlanta, officially turns over the 11am-noon hour to Eric Von Haessler, who’s “Von Haessler Doctrine” now stretches into three-hours, airing from 9am-noon.
Cain joined WSB in 2013 for a three-hour show, which has been shrinking in size – moving to a single hour last September (11am-12pm). At the height of his radio popularity his program was syndicated to 120 stations. In recent years, Cain was heard on a handful of Cox radio outlets.
PD Pete Spriggs told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it was Cain’s age (72) and desire to work on other projects that facilitated the move. He will still be heard on WSB, hosting a two-minute commentary piece that will air just before noon on weekdays. Cain will also host a 45-minute daily program via his website and focus on digital properties, the paper reported.
Von Haessler – whose initial Atlanta radio exposure came as part of “The Regular Guys” morning show heard for years on the former “96 Rock” WKLS and “Rock 100.5” WNNX from 1998-2013 – moved from weekends to a one-hour weekend shift on the station, which increased to two hours in September. He and his “Doctrine” show members, Autumn Fisher, Tim Andrews, Jared Yamamoto, Greg Russ and English Nick, will now occupy the late morning shift on the station.
“We're proud to announce that on Monday, Aug. 6th, The Von Haessler Doctrine will expand from 9-11 to 9 to noon every morning on WSB,” the program posted on its Facebook page. “We all send a big thank you to Herman Cain who will remain with the News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB family and online at Hermancain.com. We also send a big thank you to all of our fantastic listeners who have been with us from the beginning.” Von Haessler and company will continue their daily post-show podcast from 12-12:30pm each weekday.