Radio talk show conservative Mike Rosen, who turned 69 Thursday, is taking his show to a slightly different time slot beginning Jan. 2.
“KOA (850 AM) is about the only station in the country that delays Rush (Limbaugh) two hours,” Rosen told me on his birthday. “The parent company of Clear Channel decided to (air) Rush live from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ‘The Colorado Morning News’ show with Stefan (Tubbs) and April (Zesbaugh) will move to 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and become five hours instead of four.”
Changing the ‘Rush Limbaugh Show’ to live time, left Rosen with the 1 to 3 p.m. time slot after working his previous 9 a.m. to noon spot.
“I understand and it’s fine with me,” Rosen told me on Thursday. “I’m on the air one less hour, which makes me on the air five hours less a week. But with show prep (answering e-mails, contacting advertisers, etc.), I still work 70 hours a week. So many people listen to my show online, so for them nothing will change.”
Rosen said his contract with Clear Channel lasts another one-and-a-half years, then he’ll see what happens. “I take it one contract at a time,” he said.