DAVID LEE ROTH Removed From Morning Slot At CBS RADIO?

DCRTV.com is reporting that CBS Radio has removed the low-rated David Lee Roth (ex-VAN HALEN) from his post-Howard Stern morning slot at the company's stations in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Pittsburgh.

According to the Billboard Radio Monitor, listeners to Roth's morning show in New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Dallas woke up Wednesday morning (March 29) to WFNY (Free FM) New York midday personalities JV & Elvis filling in, while listeners in Boston and West Palm Beach woke up to music.

At Roth's New York flagship, PD Mark Chernoff had no comment about why the morning man was missing in action on what would have been his third day broadcasting live from Miami's trendy South Beach. Chernoff wouldn't comment on whether the morning man will return on Thursday.

WFNY nighttime personality Booker was filling in for JV and Elvis in middays on Wednesday, with part-time personality Julie Slater set to fill in for Booker, playing music — as the station does on weekends.

New York Post's "The Starr Report" reported yesterday that Roth's February Arbitron numbers were only half of what he averaged in January. According to Post radio reporter John Mainelli, Stern had 277,000 listeners at any given moment last December — while Roth had only 32,000 listeners last month.

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