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WIOD shortens, moves Rick Sanchez’s radio time slot

Gisele Bundchen waits for husband Tom Brady outside the locker room on Sunday after his New England Patriots lost to the Miami Dolphins.
Gisele Bundchen waits for husband Tom Brady outside the locker room on Sunday after his New England Patriots lost to the Miami Dolphins.
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Just a year after he landed a high-profile afternoon drive-time talk show on WIOD-610 AM, Rick Sanchez is getting reassigned to a mid-morning time slot.

Sanchez, 55, is yielding the 3-6 p.m. spot to conservative Fox talker Sean Hannity, and he’s losing an hour of airtime.

Starting Jan. 6, Sanchez will now discuss topics dear to South Florida from 10 a.m. to noon. He will continue to be preceded by Jimmy Cefalo (6-10 a.m.) and will be a lead-in for Rush Limbaugh (noon-3 p.m.).

Sanchez takes the time slot currently occupied by Glenn Beck, who was moved to 6 p.m.

Sanchez seems optimistic about the move, saying he has enough work to do and won’t miss the daily hour he loses.

“I’ve got plenty of hours,” said the long-ago WSVN-Channel 7 TV anchorman. He asked to be interviewed while he was on the air Wednesday. “I’m doing TV in Spanish, TV in English. There’s a lot we can do with the new time.

“I’m honored to be taking my man-crush Neil Rogers’ old time slot.”

Indeed, the deceased Rogers worked mid-mornings on WIOD from 1988 to 1997, before he moved to his last home on WQAM-560 AM.

WIOD Program Director Grace Blazer put out a statement that read: “Our new lineup reflects WIOD’S strengthening commitment to high quality local news, accurate weather, important traffic conditions and the perfect balance of highly talented local and national personalities.”


Moms, keep your impressionable young boys locked up: Miley Cyrus is in town!

The twerking, tongue-sticking-out singer of Wrecking Ball was spotted disembarking a private jet Wednesday morning at MIA.

Cyrus, 21, is the star attraction of Friday’s multi-artist Y100 Jingle Ball in Sunrise, but she’ll no longer be co-hosting the New Year’s Eve party at the Fontainebleau — opting instead for New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

postgame view

If pictures were ever worth 1,000 words, then this shot of supermodel Gisele Bundchen waiting for husband Tom Brady by a Sun Life Stadium locker room Sunday speaks volumes about his failure to beat the Dolphins.

The last time we heard of former Victoria’s Secret model Bundchen, she was tweeting photos of herself breastfeeding hers and Brady’s year-old daughter while three minions did her nails, hair, and makeup.

Now, look at her sour puss.

Brady, by the way, didn’t fare much better: He cut short his comments to the media after dropping an S-bomb.

bad trip

Chris Havlicek, son of Boston Celtics great John Havlicek, was nabbed in a prostitution sting near Winter Haven last week.

The younger Havlicek, 43, a Palm Beach private bank director, was charged with soliciting for prostitution. He was booked on the misdemeanor charge and promptly released after paying his $250 bail.

He was among 80 men and women arrested during the four-day operation led by the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

He allegedly answered an ad in backpage.com to meet a young lady at a Winter Haven motel, more than two hours north of Palm Beach.

When he got there and jumped into bed, police said, the woman turned out to be a sheriff's deputy.

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