CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dave Weekley, who fronted the statewide radio variety show MetroNews “Hotline” from its 2013 inception until 2016, will return as host Monday.
While continuing to mix sports commentary with entertainment, food and finance, Weekley hopes to feature in-studio live music during his new tenure on “Hotline,” which airs weekdays from 3-6 p.m. on 15 stations across West Virginia.
Amid the daily nationwide lineup of guests, he also aims to reserve more unstructured segments for riffing with producer Dale Cooper.
“We’re going to revamp the show a little bit,” Weekley said. “There won’t be major changes, but we want to tweak it and keep it fresh.”
Since leaving “Hotline” in September 2016, Weekley has concentrated on ESPN play-by-play duties broadcasting college football and college basketball.
West Virginia Radio Corporation announced the change Friday, with current “Hotline” host Steve Bishop concluding an 18-month run. He will return to the morning show on V100 FM in Charleston, once again teaming up with decades-long co-host Jenny Murray.
A Bridgeport native, Weekley graduated from WVU before launching his sports anchoring career at WCHS-TV in 1985.
‘Hotline’ with Dave Weekley broadcasting affiliates