For the second time in a week, a general manager at a South Florida sports radio station has been ousted by new ownership. Last week, it was The Ticket’s Maureen Lesourd.
Now, CBS Radio — which recently closed on its acquisition of Beasley Broadcasting’s local stations — dumped longtime WQAM general manager Joe Bell, a gregarious fellow who was well-liked by employees. Bell was the person who made every major personnel hire at that station (as well as FM stations WKIS and WPOW) for the past decade.
Besides dropping Bell, CBS Radio also dismissed the chief executives at its stations in Hartford, Orlando, Las Vegas and Riverside, Cal. Steve Carver — who previously guided CBS stations in Tampa, West Palm Beach, Cleveland, and Las Vegas — will take over Bell’s duties in Miami and also oversee the Orlando stations.
### ESPN Radio remains very interested in having Dan Le Batard replace departing Colin Cowherd (who’s expected to move to Fox) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays. But no final decision has been made and discussions are ongoing.
Credit to the Miami Herald who originally published this article