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WEOL-AM 930 adds local afternoon drive duo

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    Matt Douglass, left, and Andy "Bull" Barch, right, are the new local afternoon drive-time hosts on WEOL-AM 930.

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ELYRIA — WEOL-AM 930’s afternoon show is getting a new duo.

The station airs Fox Sports from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays, but at the end of February, Andy “Bull” Barch and Matt Douglass will be taking over the time slot.

“The show’s really going to be a little bit of everything,” Barch said. “Matt and I both have an interest in sports, so there will be a lot of that, as well as entertainment and local news. We’re going to cover a ton of stuff.”

Barch, who has been the voice of the Lake Erie Crushers since 2011 and serves as the director of sports information and broadcasting at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, said he’s really looking forward to entrenching himself in the Lorain County community.

“I want to meet and talk to the newsmakers,” he said. “But I really want to interact with the listeners, find out what matters to them, what makes them tick, what their general interests are.”

Douglass has spent the last year and a half on the airwaves of WEOL, which is owned by the Lorain County Printing and Publishing Co., The Chronicle-Telegram’s parent company.

Douglass has been heard on the station’s morning show, as well as covering football and basketball games and the Republican National Convention in July.

In a statement, station manager Tim Alcorn said WEOL is excited about the pair’s new role and both do amazing work.

Barch, who got his nickname after an old colleague said he looked like Richard Moll’s character Bull Shannon from “Night Court,” said he’s excited about spending the drive home with Lorain County residents and listeners.

“We’re catching people the last hour they’re in the office and on their drive home from work,” he said. “It’s a great time to go over things from the morning and promote what’s coming up in the evening. We want to be informative, and I’m just so excited to get started.”

Contact Katie Nix at 329-7129 or knix@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @KatieHNix.

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