Atlanta radio veteran Larry Wachs is resurrecting “The Regular Guys” for a new incarnation of the program. This time, it will be heard in afternoons on Dickey Broadcasting sports “The Fan 2” WFOM (1230) and the Marietta, GA-licensed translator W292EV at 106.3.
Wachs, who owns the rights to the “Regular Guys” name, is teamed with former Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Bob Whitfield, Atlanta native Kaitlyn Henderson and producer Brandon Joseph in the latest version of the show, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Wachs says he is “having a bro-mance” with Whitfield, who was also seen on “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” (He is the ex-husband of cast member Sheree.) Whitfield made his first appearance on-air with Wachs back in 1998 when “The Regular Guys” was heard on the former “96 Rock” and the pair have recently become closer friends, leading to the new partnership.
The show’s launch had to wait until studios were built next to SunTrust Park as WFOM owner David Dickey said space in their old studios—in the same building where Cumulus stations are housed—was too small. It’s been two and a half years since Wachs was last on the air and it was David Dickey’s brothers, Lew and John, who pulled him off the sidelines back in 2008 at “Rock 100.5” WNNX when they were running Cumulus. At that time, Wachs called the brothers “Schindler’s” because they “rescued us from a holocaust of bad radio vibes.”
The “Regular Guys” original lineup consisted of Wachs, Erik Von Haessler and Tim Andrews and “Southside” Steve Rickman and had two stints on 96 Rock as well as a run at Rock 100.5 until 2014. Von Haessler and Andrews host a late morning show on Cox Media Group news/talk WSB/WSSB-FM (750/95.5) and Rickman remains at Rock 100.5.