T Dog’s Groovy Grab Bag

– WLIT has added a new afternoon guy: His name is Kevin Gossett, and he takes over the 2-7 p.m. time slot beginning yesterday at the Clear Channel-owned Adult Contemporary station. One problem, though: he’s being voiced tracked from Phoenix, where he works as PD and afternoon personality at KEZ-FM. So if you hear him talk about how nice and sunny it is – but it’s snowing outside, now you know.

Gossett should be a name familiar to Chicago radio listeners – he was morning personality on WNND-FM from 1998-2002.

Heroes hits an another low: Monday’s episode of the battered drama drew its lowest audience yet – just 7.8 million viewers, down tremendously from this time last year, and even losing to CBS’ Worst Week. And the ending to last night’s episode was just utterly disgusting. Is this Heroes or Friday the 13th? The show is just desperate now, and the ratings prove it.

The Simpsons will have a crossword crossover: This Sunday’s episode features a crossover between the show and the New York Times world-famous crossword puzzle. In the episode, Lisa enters a crossword competition. On the same day, The Times features a “Simpsons” themed crossword puzzle. Puzzlemaker Merl Reagle and New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz.

And no, the competition isn’t the now-on hiatus (but probably canceled) Merv Griffin’s Crosswords – so Lisa won’t be bored to death listening to Ty Treadway stumble though questions in front of only 44 viewers.

– Drew or Judge Milan? On Monday, Drew Peterson – the person suspected in the disappearance of his wife Stacy, appeared on Dr. Phil, telling the quack on the CBS Television Distribution program how he can’t find love (how about trying to find your missing wife, you jagbag…)

Anyway, the episode on WBBM-TV drew a 2.5 household rating and 6 share – but among adults 25-54, it was Warner Bros.’ People’s Court on WCIU-TV that drew more viewers in the 4 p.m. time period – 1.1 to Phil’s 0.6. Both trailed WLS-TV, which usually leads in households and key demos during the time period.

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