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David Lee Roth to Replace Howard Stern

David Lee Roth to Replace Howard Stern
In its bid to replace radio shock jock Howard Stern, Infinity has hired David Lee Roth as a morning talk-show host in New York and other markets. Infinity's preparation began a year ago, when Howard announced he was moving Sirius Satellite Radio, lured by a five-year, $500 million deal and the freedom to perform without the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission reports The New York Times. His last show for Infinity is scheduled for Dec. 16.

"When we set out to find a replacement for Howard Stern we took the opportunity to cultivate a wide array of talent, from both in and out of the radio industry," Infinity Chief Executive Joel Hollander said in a statement. "With Roth, we've found someone who continues to evolve his career and deliver for his legion of fans."

Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel are also on board to help fill the gaping hole left by Howard Stern , reports Reuters.

Carolla, who currently hosts a television program on Comedy Central, will take the morning duties for Infinity in Los Angeles and other markets, mostly in the West. Late night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel will serve as creative consultant for the show and make guest appearances.

Other hosts in Infinity's strategy for replacing Stern include Rover, a radio personality who will add five more Infinity stations to the two in Cleveland and Columbus that he is currently heard on, and the Junkies, who will add Baltimore to their Washington base.

Infinity has also signed Penn Jillette, one-half of the duo Penn & Teller, to host a one-hour live radio program on Infinity stations.














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