Wednesday, February 01, 2006

1 Footy out the door?

Kenny and Footy of Miami y100.7Kenny Walker, of "Kenny and Footy In The Morning," was fired from Y 100.7 in Miami today, according to a report in the Miami Herald.

Kenny joined the station 10 years ago, and in 2001 was paired with "Footy" for a morning show.

Why was his contract not renewed? The Miami Herald reports that "ratings slipped badly last fall," although they don't specify whether they mean the Morning Show's ratings, or those of the entire station.

Meanwhile, South Florida's NBC 6 reported that "Kenny and Footy In The Morning has become the No. 1 morning show for its demographic in South Florida."

Which should we believe? My guess is the former, since it's usually all about ratings, right? Both news sources also stated: "The station is also seeking a new program director and plans to reshuffle its personality lineup." Get your resumes ready, boys.

The station's "morning show" web page was not working when I went to the site to see if they mentioned the shakeup, but luckily, their thong of the day feature is still working! (WARNING, I SAID "THONGS")

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this is a terrible move for the radio station....
I am not leistening anymore to the show (it was my favorite) but without kenny that show is NOTHING

Anonymous said...

I totally agree!

I think that this is a bad move for the station. Kenny was the best one on the station. Even when he used to be on in the afternoons, he was hysterical. When he started on the morning show, I switched over to Y100 to listen to him on there.

Now, the show is crap. They are boring, and a drag. Kenny kept the show up! I don't listen to them anymore either.

Gotta find out where Kenny goes next so that I can listen to him again.

Anonymous said...

Everyone I know listened to that station for Kenny. Half of the music they play sucks and so do theother DJ's like Adam Bomb and Michael Yo. Y100 really made a big mistake. And his wife is pregnant. Bad move y100 you lost a lot of listeners

Anonymous said...

I agree with all these previous comments. I stopped listening to the show as well, it just doesn't work out without Kenny and most of the music they play does suck. I just hope he gets another show, and I hope he gets a morning show too so he crushes the ratings of Y100....if they have anybody listening any more.

Anonymous said...

I also do not listen anymore. THe only reason why I listened in the first place was not the music, it was the relationship between footy and Kenny, their verbal interactions, and how they truly fed off of each other. It is just not the same anymore. There is NO chemistry between Adam "The Bomb" and Footy. As far as I am concerned, Adam and Y100 has truly BOMBED OUT. Best of luck Footy!

Anonymous said...

Anybody knows if Kenny has been picked up by another radio station? If somebody finds out please post it. I have no radio shows to listen to any more. I'm not listening to anything on Y100 that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

I'm so disappointed, without Kenny I not longer listen, I made an effort but no way, I feel sorry for Footy, I miss Kenny, my kids miss Kenny, my mornings are no longer the same.
BAD MOVE BAD BAD MOVE

Anonymous said...

What the hell was Dave Ross thinking? He took what WAS the best morning show in south Florida and destroyed it.

Footy is great as a sidekick but he just doesn't have the personality and charisma to carry the show like Kenny did.

Seems to me if there is a need of personel changes at Y100 it should start with the brain dead management team.

Y100-Congratulations...your new morning show SUCKS!

Ex Y100 listener...

Anonymous said...

Y100 so dumb!!!! You all fired the only person people enjoyed listening to. Well Footy is great too but it is not the same without Kenny. Let's see how your ratings are this year.

Anonymous said...

You know I was very upset with the news and I really miss Kenny in the radio. Bad move from CLEAR CHANNEL!!! Footy I am sorry but the show without Kenny *%$%#!@)*?":*&":@#$.

Anonymous said...

Its ashame that they got rid of Kenny, he was the other half of the whole that made the show great. It was the carisma of the union between both Kenny and Footy that kept the listeners tooned in every morning. Without Kenny there the show is lame. I wont be listening...

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I do agree with what they did.
I was a loyal listener of the show, for the first several years, the show (Kenny) had a sting, he was immature and as such... highly fun. The prank calls, etc. all was really fun.
But then, something changed.
In the beginning I thought it was because they added that chick to the show (don't remember her name), and the show was too 'child safe'. But then they got rid of her, and the show still sucked for me.
Then I realized, it was Kenny, he lost that 'sting'. It felt like he was scared that his kids may be listening or something. He wouldn't do anything 'wrong', he became, how can I put it, too 'correct' for the show to be fun anymore.
I switched to 105.9 and Paul and Young Ron about a year or so ago. Couldn't have made me any happier. That show has the sting I was missing.

Anonymous said...

About the previous comment. You are certainly entitled to your opinion. I have to disagree however because I think Kenny and Footy was a great show and the fact it it didn't 'sting' made it even the more likeable because they could make S. Florida laugh without being dirty or gross. I appreciate the fact that they respect that children may be listening. The lady that was in the show for a while (you may be talking about Carolyna?) I thought was great also, really funny. I thought when the three of them were together the show was at its best, and I missed her when she left, but again this show was all about Kenny. Not easy to disagree when the great majority of comments in this site and others reflect that sentiment. Good luck Kenny, hope you get a great show and 'Sting' you Y100.

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that Kenny is no longer with the show. I only hope that he finds another morning show to host. I'm sure that his loyal listeners will move over to him. Now, the show is terrible...and thank God that Footy is leaving. He is obnoxious and most if what he says is insignificant. I'm sure that Footy has something to do with the sudden disappearance of Kenny. I only hope that Kenny does well in the future.

Anonymous said...

Well today was Footys last day..Nothing worth tuning in y100 for any longer..The Kenny and Footy show was the best and will never be duplicated...

Unfortunately the dumba$$e$ at clearchannel screwed up y100 badly..

I hope Kenny lands a morning slot at a competing station.. I'm sure the ratings would slam y100 which is what they deserve..CLEAR CHANNEL YOU SUCK!

Anonymous said...

Agreed, it is incredible and unfathomable how the best radio station in South Florida has been taken apart piece by piece. They no longer have a morning show worth listening to. I have been listening since 1974 and the station has had the most awesome morning show. Footy was always the staple. You could always count on waking up to a new and exciting show. When they fired Kenny, I knew that it would not be long before Footy would go. It is just a shame..... I guess they soon will wake up and smell the coffee. In the meantime, wonder what Kenny is doing now?????

Anonymous said...

I'm only 18 years old and i realize that firing kenny was stupid. kenny was the glue that held that show together. After they fired him, the show just sucked with jsut footy. But i felt bad for footy so i kept listening, but there is only so much one can take of adam balm and michael yo...they should think of different careers. Now im an avid dj laz fan....the pimp with the limp is the maannnnn....

Y-100....HAHAHAH...

I WANT TO BE THERE WHEN THEY REALIZE THE MISTAKE THEY MADE

Karlikia said...

I don't listen to Y100 anymore. I miss Kenny and Footy and their morning show terribly. I hunger for news as to the next move Kenny makes.

Anonymous said...

When my job was transferred 45 minutes away from home, the only radio station that made the commute bareable was KENNY & FOOTY in the morning. Now that Kenny & Footy are gone, Im lucky I drive only 5 minutes to work because there is no other station that can make me laugh and keep me tuned in long enough.. even if i were late 5 minutes to hear the ending of a discussion, interview, or turn out in WAR OF THE ROSES. You lost myself as a listener as well as a few of my cousins and friends that listened too. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BAD MOVE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad they changed formats. It was a tired and stale show. I have been hearing the same old hooey for a decade now. I work about twenty minutes away...and would drive the whole way to work and not hear one song in the morning...just the two of them pontificating about the very minutia of their hum drum exhistence. Footy once spent several hours talking about the extremely boring details of his kid's bike theft incident. Who cares. And hearing them cackle as they say "hibidy dibidy...like that's clever?! Come on! My dad is more interesting than these two...and he is a 65 year old self absorbed hypochondriac. I am sure they are nice guys...but they can't carry a high interest morning show. I think they should skip the inane chatter anyway and just play music in the morning...what credentials do these radio talk show personalities have anyway...who gives a hoot about their opinions...they are not that clever or that interesting.

Anonymous said...

i stayed up every morning on the bus to listen to WAR OF THE ROSES and now its gone... its really sad. worst move for Y100...

Anonymous said...

I am a 47 year old Mom and I looked forward to listening to Footy and kenny in the morning when i go to work or just with the kids in the car,,I will never listen to the station again and i dont like the theme zoo in the a.m,,and I dont like a women announcer with a guy,,Sorry worst move you have ever done..I am telling alot of people not to listen.

heathyr said...

I will never listen to y100 again! kenny and footy were the best in the area! AdamBom and Michael Yo think they are much greater/more funny than anyone else thinks they are. This is tragic... Clear Channel, you are horrible wasn't it Clear Channel that wiped Zeta off of the face of the earth? It was clear channel that censored Howard Stern (not that I cared) but what are you people thinking? There's a little thing called Satellite radio now, do you think you hold a candle to it? Don't tune in to Clear Channel stations! with Satellites there are way too many alternatives! All down load my music and listen to my Iriver! www.burnlounge.com/heathyrlynn

Anonymous said...

Y-100 U show suxxxxxx u need to change the higher managment instead
I and 100 friends no longer listen to you morning show anymore. u guys suxx

Anonymous said...

The new morning show has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Thay are not even here in Miami, they are in NY and Y100 is not their only station. How can they replace the morning show with people who aren't part of our community and know what is going on around here (MIAMI). I miss Kenny and if anyone knows if he has a new show please post it. I will start commuting to work so I can read because there is NOTHING to listen to on the radio anymore. Y100 has lost yet another long time listener.

Anonymous said...

I have three wordsf for Y100 STUPID STUPID STUPID! I can't stand to listen to Elvis Duran and the Morning Zoo. They're just as boring as all the other morning shows. (Sorry Carolina) I hope Kenny finds another show and that Footy teams up with him again.

Anonymous said...

I am in complete agreement! I miss Kenny. I am no longer listening to Y100. Does anyone know where Kenny went?

Anonymous said...

The new morning show really sucks the big one. I have no choice but to pop in a CD.. Kenny and Footy were a perfect combination, now without them Y-100 is nothing. I know it was a business decision, but a BAD one at that...Elvis Duran and the Morning Zoo are just not doing it for the Miami Listeners.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the majority that the show suffered greatly when it lost Kenny. I thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie between he and Footy, and while I didn't love every aspect (the term hibidy dibity WAS ridiculous and War of the Roses had run its course), I find it hard to believe that the ratings were so bad that they had to fire Kenny.

Footy, a mainstay in South Florida, worked with many partners during his 30+ years at the station, but you could tell his heart wasn't in it after Kenny's contract wasn't renewed. I figured he would end up leaving, too, since it seemed like the station didn't know what to do with him.

On a positive note, I have been looking for Kenny since his abrupt departure, and I found some information in the Miami Herald on 6/30 that indicated he is being considered for a morning sports show. Here is the link...
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/14936601.htm

Anonymous said...

they made a terrible mistake and got rid of a great dj

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the staff at Y-100.
Realizes the HUGE mistake they made.
Months later people are still missing Kenny and Footy and saying the show sucks.
I was a loyal listner since Kenny was on in the afternoons. When his slot was changed to the morning I also followed. I moved to north Florida and the only piece of home for me was Kenny. The show was funny,bright and had it's heartwarming moments. Kenny and Footy were paired up right before 9/11. They were so passionate about what took place. Clearchannel from New York should be ashamed to fire someone that showed so much love to the people from their home state as well as people from other parts of the world. Where every Kenny goes I will listen. He was the heart of the Y-100 and made worth listening to. Good Luck to Kenny and Footy.
South Florida misses you and your listner that's now in North Florida

Anonymous said...

Kenny can now be found on 560qam its a sports talk show, but he manages to make it funny, and still does his prank phone call that are HALARIOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

I was a loyal listener of this station since I was in high school back in the late 70's. My daughter who is 9 became a fan of the number one stunner. We no longer listen to the station, the conversations are not for children and fit better in New York then in Florida, I was looking forward to Carolina returning but am very disappointed with format. I am no longer a listener of the show. Apparantely Clear Channel doesn't care about loyalty. I have been called twice about the new show and twice told them I don't listen anymore

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this! I am so stunned. I moved from Miami to Tampa. And since I recently got my internet back, I had no clue Kenny and Footy were no longer doing the morning show. Back in Miami, I'd always looked forward to hear WAR OF THE ROSES. It was truly hilarious and plain fun. They always kept the beat up. No wonder Footy quit. The chemistry between him and Kenny was unique and irreplacable.
I'd rather hear them than the radio stations in Tampa. But since they're gone I managed to listen to one morning show in Tampa. It comes close to the kenny and footy show. I know I can speak for all when I say their mornings won't ever be the same again. They will be missed...CLEAR CHANNEL SUCKS...

KENNETH FENNEMA said...

IT IS NOW 12/04/06 AND I HAVE NOT LISTENED TO Y-Z 100 SINCE KENNY LEFT. FORTUNATELY ONE MORNING I WAS FLIPPING STATIONS ON THE AM DIAL AND WHO DO I HEAR WITH HIS USUAL SENSE OF HUMOR AND CHARISMA BUT NONE OTHER THAN KENNY (THE MAN) WALKER ON SPORTS TALK 560 WQAM. IT IS THE ONLY STATION I LISTEN TO IN THE MORNING. IT IS NICE TO HAVE HIM BACK. THE Y-Z IN 100 MUST STAND FOR YOU ZUCK.

Anonymous said...

anoymous your a dick licker...adam bomb rocked that station and that city

Anonymous said...

My message is directed specifically to Dave Ross... You ass wipe! Where did you get your business degree? Clear Channel should can your ass! You took the only great morning talk show we had and dismantled it. I tried listening after Kenny was gone and it was like nails on a chalkboard. It doesn't work without Kenny. You've disrupted my mornings, thank you. Froggy should be mute. He upsets my stomach. Everything he says pisses me off. He thinks he's so smart. He sucks! The hosts on now suck! They have no charisma and they are NOT funny. It may as well be you on there. At least that way, Miami-ans could phone in every morning and remind you of the shit you did. I don't care where Kenny goes, I'm following. He could be hosting Sabado Gigante and I'd tune in! Clear Channel, you have disappointed a lot of your listeners and lost them because of it. I will NEVER listen to Y-100 again.

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Anonymous said...

Get on your hands and knees and BEG Kenny for forgiveness! I can only imagine how many listeners you lost because of your HUGE mistake. It is not the same without Kenny and Footy and I no longer listen to the garbage you have on in the morning.

Anonymous said...

To this day I still miss those guys they were great fun ! Made me laugh every morning Loved War of the roses.... My boys gave me the cd for my b day. They always pushed the envelope racy on the edge funny interesting not always perfect but no one cared.... I listening to elvis duran morning zoo BORING, STUPID TOPICS, CANNOT RELATE TO HIM or SCARY OR THE women with that squeeqy voice she is sooooo anoying and so straight laced.... its just so middle of the road so not for me...Maybe you should consider bringing them back Carolina is a class act... I'm sure she'll move on she doesnt belong with that crew! Too bad.... Now I listen to the Dave Harvey show not as funny but at least it makes sence!!!!