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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Dave Hill Will Take Over Tom Scharpling's 'Best Show' Slot on WFMU

Tom Scharpling announced last month that his beloved, long-running radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU will be ending its run on December 17th after 13 years on the air, and it looks like the station has found a replacement. New Jersey-based station WFMU has tapped comedian Dave Hill to take over the Tuesday 9pm to midnight slot currently occupied by Best Show, Current.org reports. Hill and WFMU station manager Ken Freedman are still figuring out exactly what the comedian's untitled show will be, but it may include interviews.

"I think he’s really funny,” Scharpling said of Hill. "I’ll support him however I can. My goal is to finish up these shows and take a break." Freedman sought to find a replacement who previously had been a guest on Best Show and who would appeal to some of Scharpling's fanbase. Hill's show will presumably launch in early 2014.

For those unfamiliar with Dave Hill, he hosts a live show, The Dave Hill Explosion, at UCB NY, and a podcast, Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident, on the Maximum Fun network. His first book, a collection of essays called Tasteful Nudes, was released by St. Martin's last year. For more, you can read an interview we did Hill when the book was released.

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