Columbia news talk hosts find homes

jholleman@thestate.comJanuary 2, 2014 

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JOSE PACHECO SILVA — MCT

Three local news talk show hosts have landed new gigs after being pushed out at WOIC 1230 AM when the station rebranded as ESPN Radio Columbia.

Frank Knapp’s show will go from 5-6 p.m. weekdays on WOIC to 7-8 p.m. weekdays on WGCV 620 AM. Tzima, who goes by one name, will move from 10-11 a.m. weekdays on WOIC to 10 p.m.-midnight on Saturdays and Sundays on The Point 95.9 FM and 1470 AM. David Calef, whose “Inside Politics” show used to be 5-7 p.m. Sundays on WOIC, now will be 6-7 p.m. Sundays on The Point.

ESPN Radio Columbia began broadcasting the national ESPN sports feed and local sports talk shows on Jan. 1, dropping its news talk shows.

Knapp, who had been on WOIC for seven years, quickly found a home at WGCV. Knapp, owner of a public relations firm and CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, said his first show was set for Thursday night.

Tzima praised Keven Cohen, the conservative talk host who started The Point last year, for opening his station to other types of voices. While Tzima has a more liberal outlook than Cohen, she said “you can’t put me in a box. If you try to, I’m going to disappoint you.”

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