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Josh Innes Is Heading Back to Houston

Clem Murray/Philly.com

He wasn’t out of work for long. Despite the popularity of “Live from Josh’s Couch,” the Facebook live show Innes began since being fired from WIP, the polarizing radio figure will be heading back to Houston, where he worked before he came to Philly, and go head-to-head with his old cohost on KILT 610 AM and join rival station KBME 790 AM to head their afternoon drive time show.

Innes takes the place of Charlie Pallilo. Innes used to cohost a show on KILT with Rich Lord, but left for Philly due to his relationship souring with Lord. Innes will be joined by Jim Mudd, his former producer, on his new show.

As for the ratings? Innes will be taking over a trailing brand and hopes to repeat history again to become the number one sports radio show in a top market.

Pallilo’s show was never a ratings leader, regularly trailing KILT’s afternoon drive show, now manned by Lord, Sean Pendergast and former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson. In the most recent Nielsen Audio ratings, KILT’s “Triple Threat” had a 3.8 audience share among men 25-54 to 2.3 for Pallilo and 2.7 for the Fred Faour-A.J. Hoffman afternoon drive time show on KFNC (97.5 FM).

Pallilo worked alone, which is an increasing rarity in sports talk radio, and hewed primarily to sports and away from the “guy talk” social commentary that is now a staple for most sports talk stations.

We’ll be keeping an eye on Houston sports talk… maybe. He’ll start on October 10.

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