It took ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis just one week to find a replacement for local radio personality Jeff Dubay, who was let go by the station in a cost-cutting move last week.
1500 confirmed today that Phil Mackey, former KFAN sidekick and City Pages 2011 Best Sports Talk Radio Host after his move to 1500, will join Judd Zulgad in the 9a-1p slot.
Zulgad is a former Vikings beat writer for the Star Tribune that gave up his newspaper gig in 2011 to focus on hosting the radio show that is in the same slot he resides in today.
Mackey was previously with Patrick Reusse in the afternoon on 1500, but his move to the mornings means Reusse will host his afternoon drive show alone.
Dubay, who co-hosted the late afternoon show with Paul Allen on KFAN until 2008 when he faced legal trouble, has not found new work, though he did appear on 105 The Ticket last week with Mike Morris and Bob Sansevere.
1500 was pounded by KFAN in the ratings last month, being out-heard by nearly four times in the last rating period.