Big John Howell
As Salem Communications narrows the list of candidates for co-host of Big John Howell's morning show at news/talk WIND-AM (560), there's still a chance the winner could turn out to be "none of the above."
Two months ago today, Howell's on-air partner and friend, Cisco Cotto, surprised his bosses and co-workers by quitting after more than three years to rejoin Citadel Broadcasting news/talk WLS-AM (890) for more money. While management has been conducting a search for Cotto's replacement, Howell has been hosting the show solo. Beyond the obvious cost saving for his bosses, the prospect of continuing without a co-host has a certain appeal to Howell, who said in an interview Wednesday: