Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 23, 2013
Yet another Austin radio station is shaking up its lineup.
Bucky Godbolt is no longer hosting the morning show on 1300 KVET-AM, known on air as the Zone.
In his place, the Zone is now broadcasting the "Mike Taylor Show," which originates from 760 KTKR-AM in San Antonio.
"We’re excited to add Mike Taylor’s show to the KVET-AM morning drive lineup," said Jay Shannon, vice president of operations for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s Austin stations. "He has proven his success in San Antonio and we’re thrilled to now have him on the Longhorn flagship station here in Austin."
KVET-AM didn’t say what prompted the change.
"Mike brings a fresh perspective and a unique personality to sports radio that listeners will gravitate to," said Pam McKay, Clear Channel’s market president for Austin and San Antonio. "We look forward to him not only continuing the Zone’s success and momentum, but also growing our Austin audience."
Godbolt didn’t respond to a message from the American-Statesman seeking comment. The host did, however, send several Tweets, including one that read: "I expect to be back on the air. Just have to wait a bit. I really want to be at a place that has class and respect."
While Godbolt’s show ran from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, Taylor’s show will wrap up an hour earlier, at 8 a.m. That will allow the Zone to now air Dan Patrick’s show live at 8 a.m. and Jay Mohr’s show live at 11 a.m.
At the same time, the station’s afternoon show, "The Sports Buffet," will expand by one hour, running from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Zone is the fourth Austin radio station owned by San Antonio-based Clear Channel to tweak its morning lineup this year. Each of the previous changes – at 96.7 KHFI-FM, 98.1 KVET-AM and 100.7 KASE-FM – has led to higher ratings, according to figures from Arbitron.
Clear Channel also owns 102.3 KPEZ-FM.