The changes continue at Entercom sports “The Score” WSCR Chicago (670) with morning drive as the latest daypart to be given an overhaul. With 26-year station vet Brian Hanley reportedly set to leave at the end of the month, “The Score” will have tweaked all of its daytime programs within the last four months.
Hanley is expected to remain on-air through July, according to Chicago media reporter Robert Feder, who cites sources as saying Chicago Tribune sports columnist David Hough is the front-runner as his replacement, paired with current co-host Mike Mulligan.
After spending the last 10 years in morning drive, Hanley will move into a weekend role and also take on fill-in hosting duties at the station, Feder reports. The former Chicago Sun-Times sports writer joined “The Score” as a part-timer in 1992 as the station launched. He was teamed with Mulligan in 2005 for a midday show and the pair was moved to AM drive in 2008.
The lineup changes began last March when “The Score” welcomed back Dan McNeil and Connor McKnight, with McKnight paired with Dan Bernstein for middays (9a-1p) and McNeil in afternoons with Danny Parkins (1-6p).
So far, the earlier changes have provided mixed results. While the individual shows cross over into dayparts, middays (10a-3p) ultimately decreased 3.5-4.9-4.6 (6+), while afternoons (3-7p) are up 3.3-4.5-5.1. Mornings have been trending down, 5.9-5.6-5.0. When looking at the target demo of men 25-54, the movement is similar, with Hanley and Mulligan in a continued downward trend, middays were up in April and down in May, while afternoons are showing positive growth, matching the 6+ share of May’s 5.1.