Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Get Ready for A Morning Drive Smackdown Between Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest
CBS Radio announced Tuesday that former DJ-turned-MTV host-turned NBC late night gabber Carson Daly is taking the morning drive gig on its KAMP-FM 97.1 "Amp Radio."
Daly represents the latest KROQ alum to join Amp (KROQ's sister station) as a DJ (where other ex-KROQers like Ted Stryker now also work). He also reps the latest spawn of "Kevin & Bean" to take on his former bosses (something "K&B" alum Adam Carolla did on, yes, FM Talk KLSX 97.1 before that station flipped to top 40).
Of course, the fun part will be watching to see if Daly makes a dent at all in Ryan Seacrest's top-rated morning show on rival top 40 KIIS-FM. Daly, if you recall, was originally considered the modern-day successor to folks like Dick Clark -- until Seacrest came along and stole his thunder.
Daly starts on Jan. 4.