Jagger takes ‘heart’; Roseanne picks staff

Radio jock to host syndie strip; Pastore, Fuchs join talker

Radio jock Chris Jagger has been tapped as host of Telepictures’ upcoming syndie strip “Change of Heart.”

Jagger will keep his day job as co-host of a weekday morning show on Dallas’ KDGE-FM, commuting to L.A. for tapings of the relationship-oriented gameshow. “Change of Heart” is set to bow in September.

Before coming to Dallas, Jagger held radio gigs in a number of top markets, including Gotham, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. He was also co-host of the syndicated radio show “Lovephones.”

In other syndie staffing news, “The Roseanne Show” has rounded out its production team with the appointment of Judy Pastore as supervising producer and Ken Fuchs as director. Pastore comes to the Roseanne-hosted talkshow from a senior programming post at paycabler Showtime, while Fuchs most recently worked as a director on NBC’s “Later With Greg Kinnear.”

Other new hires for “Roseanne,” set for a Sept. 14 debut, include syndie TV vets Margaret Smith as head writer; Pam Burke as coordinating producer; Rus Sarnoff as line producer; and Linda Beal, Mark Keizer and Kelly Newby as co-producers. Heading up the art department is Akira Yoshimura (“The Tonight Show,” “Saturday Night Live”) as production designer.

“We’ve put together a fantastic team, and we’re having a great time coming up with new ideas and concepts that will make the program fun to watch,” said Roseanne in announcing the staff appointments.