Pat Thurston is the most likely choice as the replacement for 7-10 PM on KGO Radio. Although Thurston, who would like a permanent, full-time slot, will still be classified as a fill-in because KGO-Cumulus isn't ready to commit to such a position, a source told me on Wednesday evening.
The source also said it was "highly unlikely" that political analyst, John Rothmann, who's been doing a lot of fill-in work lately, would be given the 7-10 timeslot.
The guy making the call is PD, Mike Anthony, who himself is rumored to be on the hot seat.
Thurston, according to the source, will most likely stay on until the end of the year, at which time she might be considered for a full-time gig if the ratings are good; if not, expect a syndicated show --that's a specialty at 810 AM.