Monday, July 10, 2006

Fans of Atom and Maria in Houston, You've Got a Problem

Atom Smasher and Maria Todd of Atom and Maria in the Mornings were fired from Houston's 104 KRBE after their Friday shift, their keys were confiscated and they were escorted out of the station. Sounds like they didn't see this one coming and are likely working on their resumes (or the DJ-multimedia equivalent) as we type.

A new, yet to be announced morning show is coming in to replace them on July 24th according to news reports such as this one by Andrew Guy writing for the Houston Chronicle. Atom and Maria had only replaced Sam Malone (the DJ, not the Cheers character) a year ago, who went across town to Mix 96.5 KHMX (No, I'm not really sure if the stations are across town from each other, or across the street, or in nearby suburbs.) Mix 96.5 fired Roula & Ryan of the Roula & Ryan Show to bring in Sammy. I don't care what happened to Roula and Ryan, but if you really want to tell us, go ahead and post a comment below.

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158 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so mad and will miss Atom & Maria. I will not listen to 104 anymore. The Culumus Station needs to go back to Atlanta and leave Houston radio just the way we love it and the way it was. Maria and Atom go for bigger and better things and keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Yeah I know what happened to Roula and Ryan, they are replacing Atom and Maria! I am so ticked... I can't stand R&R and just adored Maria and Atom. Here is the R&R announcement:
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=23446914&blogID=143440831&MyToken=c59bacad-bb7d-418c-a576-fef6e0bb4c75

Anonymous said...

R&R Suck Atom and Maria are the Best. I thought Rula was a friend of Atom. What A BITCH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Atom & Maria will be dearly missed. I loved their chemistry & the way they cracked me up every morning. I hope they'll stay in town. BAN the new 104!!! R&R were way more fit for 96.5, Atom & Maria were perfect for 104. What the hell were they thinking!? Oh and their new jingle SUCKS!!! Bor-ring!!!

Anonymous said...

roula and ryan got to take over 104 because they have a huge fan base, and the fans are what makes or breaks a show.. and we all know atom and maria didn't have the fan base they needed to keep there show.. so, roula and ryan.. win!!! yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!! roula and ryan were voted houston's #1 morning show... they rock!!

Anonymous said...

Roula and Ryan suck

Anonymous said...

OMG LINDA41 go back to your goofy forum for Roula and Ryan and quit just spouting like an endless bag of wind like you do on that forum.

You just make up stuff to hear your self rattle on!

MANY ON THAT FORUM WISH YOU WOULD GO AWAY!

HMK said...

I wish Linda41 would post less, she tries to dominate every conversation and hijacks most threads, then when someone complains she pretends to be the victim.

Its the main reason I stay away from the forum now.

I am glad to see RRE back though.

Anonymous said...

Roula & Ryan...please... They aired on 96.5 when Sam Malone was their rival. Ok, like that is any competition for a fan base. I just want Atom & Maria to show up somewhere else, and when they do, I will listen!!

Anonymous said...

You people must be crazy!!! Atom & Maria were the best. They always made my day. I laughed all the way to work each morning.I'll definately find a new staion to listen to.

Anonymous said...

Roula and Ryan can kiss my a$$ because there's no way in hell they're going to make friends with an entire listener base that was devoted to Maria and Atom. I think most people thought of them as friends talking in the background on their drive to work, and I know I've been used to hearing Maria's hearty laughter since I was about 10 years old. Cumulus is really making a mistake by trying to change a radio station so abruptly... Maria and Atom will be getting so many offers, I hope it makes Cumulus VPs cry.

Anonymous said...

I am going to miss Atom and Maria!! Whoever made this decision is LOOSING an= fan base, not gaining one. Roula and Ryan are NOT "the next big thing" as quoted by cumulus--they got booted before and this time will be no different.

Anonymous said...

whoever made the decison to fire maria todd will soon be on the same list with the guy who make the decison to "change coke" back in the 90s...remember how fast they changed it back to Coca Cola Classic??

Yeah - that will soon be krbe...

maria todd has been on the radio for over 10 years and has an EXTREMELY loyal listener base...people think of her as a friend not just a radio personality...we all miss her and will be tuning in elsewhere...

Anonymous said...

R&R suck..I think KRBE has their "demographics" messed up on who listens to KRBE!! I am 34 and married not 25 & younger and I listed faithfully for the past 11 years..KRBE definatly lost this loser and will lose alot more then that now that Atom & Maria are gone..I will miss them greatly.

Anonymous said...

I'm ECSTATIC that Roula and Ryan are returning. I feel for Atom and Maria, I truly do, but Houston has anxiously been waiting for R&R's return. Atom and Maria were a 'pieced together' show and it never felt complete to me. Now Houston is getting a real team that flows and feeds off one another.
LONG LIVE R&R!

LAMB said...

R&R suck they got fired for sam ok Atom and Maria were the shit i loved them i listend to them every morning they woke me up and kept me laughing i will not listen to 104 ne more im going were ever they go i love them they were so great and they were perfect for 104 i hate what they are doing to the station

Anonymous said...

I will never listen to 104 again, I will miss Maria and Atom, hope they stay in town and go to another radio station and pull there morning fans to that station.

Anonymous said...

Instead of being mad at Roula & Ryan you should all be mad at sam malone as he was the one who started the domino effect. If he had stayed everybody would have been employed and all the fans happy. The suits are also the ones to get angry at - if you are unemployed and get offered a good job you take it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not sure what Cumulus is looking for in terms of an "older audience"... but this 30-something with family income of >$100k will not be listening to Roula and Ryan in the morning... I wouldn't consider Roula and Ryan the "next big thing", but maybe the "next big retread"

Anonymous said...

i wouldnt go to the extreme to say i wont listen to krbe anymore but i definately wont in the mornings. i hope atom and maria do find a new show and i will listen religiously because i never liked morning shows before they were "paired up" together a year ago. they was so awesome and played off each other so well. i have heard r&r and im not saying they suck but they will not have the same fan base...

bubbleheadteacher said...

I HATE ROULA AND RYAN. I NEVER LISTENED TO THEM BEFORE AND I DON'T INTEND TO LISTEN TO THEM ON KRBE. I WILL NO LONGER LISTEN TO KRBE. MY IPOD HAS BECOME MY BEST FRIEND. I HOPE ATOM AND MARIA STAY IN THE HOUSTON AREA, GET ANOTHER MORNING SHOW TO HOST, AND KICK KRBE AND IT'S NEW MORNING SHOW HOST DOWN A FEW NOTCHES IN RANK.

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Anonymous said...

atom and maria need to replace sam malone on 96.5 (who was boring and sanctamoneous, arrogant, self serving and inappropriately political when he was on 104.1....now he's even more boring and not worth listening to if that's possible)......

having atom and maria on 96.5 compete with roula and ryan on 104.1.......now that would be sweet revenge.......let's see where the real fan base is!!!

Anonymous said...

Firing Atom and Maria is a very poor business decision. And catering to a more wider and more mature audience is a piece of crap theory.I'm F,40yo MD, with several of my colleagues listening to 104 KRBE for almost 11 years now. We've tremendously enjoyed the Atom and Maria morning show! They made us laugh and curse in the privacy of our bathrooms, cars and even in OR!
To R & R: Beware...You guys might experience Deja Vu once these stupid Fant and Cummulus guys decide you're not capturing the toddler and infant group!
Again to Maria and Atom: Cheers and Best of Luck...Thank You and we will miss you dearly.

104 krbwhatever listener no more

Anonymous said...

You guys are all crazy!! Roula and Ryan are the best morning show I've ever heard. Has anyone ever listened to "War of the Roses"? That segment is great. They really know how to get people to listen to their show. I liked Atom and Maria also. I hate Sam Malone, and have not listened to 96.5 since they put him on there. I feel bad for Maria and Atom, but I love Roula and Ryan more!!

Anonymous said...

You are all insane. There is a reason that R&R got fired from 96.5...because they got low ratings. That is why 96.5 hijacked Sam Malone from 104 and he left Maria in the cold. Why do they think that just because they are now on the opposite radio station things will be different. R&R were absolutely unlistenable...Sam and Maria were the best. If 96.5 had half a brain they would bring Maria over and reunite here with Sam.

Anonymous said...

I'm really upset about the 104 morning show change. Maria & Atom made me laugh like i had no sense at all. They helped me to not call in sick on Mondays & survive the bus trips into work. I'm going to miss the yodeling grandma & russian bride seeking uncle. I never cared for R&R. I feel like I have no other alternatives for my mornings. I wish the best to Adam & Maria. Love you guys, you're the absolute best!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm very upset. I was happy when Sam Malone left. At first, I was very skeptical of Atom because I didn't care for his afternoon show and sayings. After listening to him and Maria for a week, I loved them together. I can't believe that KRBE was so low to treat them in that manner, especially Maria. Maria has been very dedicated to KRBE and to Houston. I will miss both of them! Please keep in touch Atom and Maria.

NO MORE KRBE (for life)! R&R is the reason why I didn't listen to 96.5!

Anonymous said...

To put it mildly, I am extremely upset that KRBE has gotten rid of Atom and Maria. I have been a Maria Todd fan for many years, and so when Sam Malone left I was not that upset, since I was mainly tuning in for Maria. I am a 43 year-old professional woman and so am a member of the audience that KRBE is hoping to increase by making this change, but the tables are turning on them, because they have lost me for one as a listener. I sincerely hope that Maria Todd remains in Houston on another radio show - I will definitely follow her as a loyal listener.

Anonymous said...

R&R suck balls they truly do...atom a dn maria was the only reason i would listen to 104..now the station has gone down....that sucks..

Anonymous said...

I'm a 49-year old business woman who won't listen to KRBE anymore. I, too, was glad when Sam left. He revealed himself to be the backstabber he is. Maria and Atom were very loyal to KRBE and the way they were treated is inexcusible. I sure hope I can find them again - they're too good to not find another home in Houston quickly.

Anonymous said...

I was shocked after returning from an extended vacation, not to find my friends Atom and Maria on the morning show! What is Cumulus thinking???? It would be one thing if they were making a rational business decision with facts and figures to back it up, such as a shrinking fan base. That simply is not the case; something else is driving this, dare I say it, IDIOTIC DECISION. Like so many others on this forum, I am a professional woman in my mid 40s (that's right Cumulus, an attorney $200K+ family income, YOUR desired demographic) with a pre-teen and teen to boot, and we ALL loved the morning show. Atom and Maria captured all the desirable demographics. They are so funny and silly sometimes it hurt, but they were also smart enough to hold your attention day after day. I have been listening to Maria since DAY 1, with Sam (was not upset when Sam left) and have always LOVED her. I thought Maria and Atom had great chemistry on-air. Let me know where you are going Atom and Maria and I am there! I'm done with KRBE....

Anonymous said...

I used to listen to Sam and Maria when they were on 104. When Sam left I started listening to R&R. I loved their show. I was so upset when I learned Sam was taking over the show. If you want to be mad at anyone be mad at Sam Malone. He left his partner of 15 years. The Atom and Maria show wasn't that good. Come on that segment where they had the pyshic call in!!!! The callers could never hear what she had to say!! I am soooooo glad R&R will be back!! I will be tuning in.

Anonymous said...

I hated that Marie and Atom are gone but that seems to be how it goes in radio.I love all four Maria,Atom,Roula and Ryan.It is not anyone of these 4 peoples fault it is the business. Don't be so negative They are very talented and will be back.

Just want good music

Anonymous said...

Maria and Atom - I hope you come back somewheres in Houston radio. I will miss you! You guys rocked!!

Anonymous said...

I think Atom and Maria are the best! I will really miss them and I don't know what those fools at Cumulus were thinking. I'm 32 years old, household income of about $145K...nobody ever polled me to see who I preferred. Roula and Ryan were boring and if they were so good, then they wouldn't have been replaced by Sam Malone in the first place...who by the way, is an uptight snob. I will no longer be listening to KRBE, nor 96.5. I think I need to start to like country music or something cause there are no more good options. Atom and Maria, if you're listening...I LOVE YOU and PLEASE get hired by another Houston station and kick the pants off all their asses.

Anonymous said...

OMG....Atom & Maria.... where are you? I have no laughter going to work these days. Roula and Ryan just don't have it! Someone at 104.1 has messed up their fan base for KRBE!

Anonymous said...

I am so pissed that 104 has replaced Atom and Maria with R&R. R&R are made for boring morning shows, not the 104 morning show. I have posted a comment on 104's website letting them know that I will not be listening anymore and I am sure that others will feel the same. How can we not? R&R are BORING!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm ecstatic about the Roula and Ryan show returning. Hope Eric returns too. I do feel bad for Maria, but Atom just did not gel with her.

Anonymous said...

Never heard R&R, but I'm not going to freaking start. Sam sucked, when he left I swear I cried tears of joy. Now that Atom and Maria are gone I'm NEVER listening to KRBE again. I'm going to keep search station hoping someone hired them.

Anonymous said...

Wow some of you people that are "professionals" making 100k plus dont know what you are talking about. The R&R show has been given the best opportunity ever. Atom and Maria were going to be fired regardless! Think people!!!! If you were given this opportunity wouldnt you take it?!?! Stop being haters we got enough of that in this world already! Best of luck R&R! Give them a chance Houston listeners before you make a decision!

Anonymous said...

I was so bummed about all this. I tuned in like I always had on monday morning expecting to hear Atom and Maria...but they were just not there. I got on the web as soon as I got home and I was SO mad about what happened. I'm mad that they didnt even get to say goodbye. As strange as it may sound, I feel like I lost two friends and I may never get to hear from them again. I hope that's not the case. I even miss Johnny Bravo and his cheap dates. :( If anyone knows of a way to contact atom and/or maria I would love to send them an email of support!

Anonymous said...

I too was very upset about Atom and Maria! I tuned in just like everyone else expecting to be laughing on my way to work. Instead I don't hear anything. I even tried calling the station to find out what was up, but no one ever answered. I actually liked Sam and Maria for the most part. When Sam left and Atom took over and it became Atom and Maria (Sam never had Maria's name with his) I was extactic. At first I was skeptical bc I didn't care for Atom in the afternoons but I found I really liked those two together. I had tried listening to Roula and Ryan and did NOT enjoy their show at all. The war of the roses thing... not enjoyable at all. Thankfully for me, I listen to country too and can listen to KILT now in the mornings otherwise I would have nothing to listen to on my way to work. Scott Sparks is already on a new station. (I think its 107.5) Hopefully it won't be long before Maria and Atom are on another station. I don't care for 104's new format and I don't listen since the change. I'm sure that ratings have already dropped and will continue to do so. We love you Atom and Maria and can't wait for ya'll to come back!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am very disappointed with the move KRBE has made. I loved Atom and Maria, and they will be dearly missed. Not that R&R are bad, but they did npt appeall to me the way Atom and Maria did. I won't be listening to KRBE anymore! I guarantee that KRBE will be replacing R&R in the near future, and wishing they hadn't made such a stupid move by dumping A&M!!!

Robert 23 said...

i loved atom and maria in the morning. before i used to listen to morning radio just to stay awake, but when atom and maria were on i was glad to wake up to hear what crazy stuff they were gonna do. I feel us atom and maria fans should organize on the internet to send a messege, not just to 104 but to other radio stations, that we the people who bring in the advertising money want to hear Atom & Maria along w/ Johnny Bravo and Reno once again. i feel we can use this board to a proof that there research is wrong. So send your friends to post there support with there name and age in hopes that we can make a loud enough statement in order to bring Atom & Maria morning shows back!!!

Anonymous said...

I am pissed off about this whole thing. Whoever said that Atom and Maria didn't mesh, you're crazy or deaf. On the other hand, I will tell you that 1)R&R were fired because of negative comments made on air about our government, more specifically, the monkey we call president. MIX is owned by ClearChannel which is owned by current gov. leaders' friends/family. R&R pissed the wrong people off. 2) Sam Malone, as much as I hated his right wing politics, did ask Maria Todd to come with him. She said so herself on air. She chose not to go. 3) Roula is supposed to be good friends with Atom and shouldn't have taken this job - she is a back stabber! I will not listen anymore. R&R weren't bad necessarily, just contrived. Roula comes from a wealthy Houston family and never really seemed that "real" to me. I will definitely have my CD's in the car with me in the mornings. This sucks. I drive 45 miles in the morning to get to work.

Anonymous said...

I am completely shocked and pissed!!! Atom and Maria made me laugh my ass off EVERY SINGLE morning on the way to work...104 has definitely lost me as a listener. For those of you who are looking for a semi - replacement, the rod ryan show on 94.5 is not too bad BUT it is no ATOM & MARIA!!! Love you guys...screw Rula and Ryan...didn't they get fired recently???

Anonymous said...

Hey 101.1 Megatone has good Morning show. When Sam moved to 96.5 he sucked so I started searching. Atom and Maria were ok i would listen a bit of and on. But now I listen to Rascal and Chico of 101.1 The music is latino Reggetone which i do not like but it has a good beat. But they are funny guys.

Anonymous said...

R&R Is Just BORING......! They put me to sleep. Right now I listen to rod ryan in the morning atleast they make ma laugh.

Anonymous said...

R&R will ruin what Atom & Maria had going. I won't be listening to 104 again!!!

rlpanda said...

I sent a nice "you suck" email to KRBE, and I will no longer be listeninig to them in the morning. Atom and Maria were the only reason I listened to that station anyway.
Suposedfly the cumulus big wigs said they are going for an older audience. OLDER AUDIENCE??With the crap they play? Gimme a break. I remember R&R from 96.5 and they sucked then. B O R I N G!!
I just hope Atom and Maria land on their feet somewhere!!

DUANE said...

I AM A 42 YEAR OLD MALE POLICE OFFICER, I LISTENED TO SAM AND MARIA AND STUCK AROUND FOR ATOM AND MARIA, I TRIED SURFING AROUND AT FIRST WHEN SAM LEFT BUT ALWAYS CAME BACK TO ATOM AND MARIA. I THINK BUSINESS IS BUSINESS, BUT THIS SMELLS BAD, NO EXIT, NO WARNING MID CONTRACT I HOPE THEY HAD TO PAY BIG BUCKS TO CANCEL IT.
I WILL LISTEN TO THE POLICE RADIO MORE CLOSELY NOW AND THAT REALLY "SUCKS" TRY IT AND YOULL SEE WHAT I MEAN.... IF ANYONE HEARS WHERE THEY GO PLEASE POST IT , HOU8TON / XM / SIRRUS REMEMBER - ADVERTISE THEIR RETURN AND WE WILL TUNE IN.... KRBE IS DEAD TO ME, I WILL NOT LISTEN

Anonymous said...

I LOVE ROULA & RYAN!!!! I CANT STAND ATOM & MARIA ANYWAYS. I JUST DID NOT LIKE SAM EITHER, SO I WAS LISTENING TO 104 BY DEFAULT.

Anonymous said...

I am very upset about what happened. When Roula and Ryan were 96.5 i always changed the station to listen to 104 with maria todd. i love listening to Atom and Maria and Johnny Bravo. I am going to miss them. i don't know if i am going to listen to Roula and Ryan, but trying to remember what they talked about before doesn't appeal to me to listen. Good thing i am latina and plan to listen to the Mexican's in the morning on 101.

Anonymous said...

I have listed to 104 ever since I can remember that has a long time. I used to love the Sam and Maria morning show and was a little disappointed when Sam Malone left. However, I decided to go ahead and continue listening to 104 because I just love Maria Todd!!! When they brought in Atom, I was a little skeptical, but figured I'd give him a chance. I'm sure glad I did he turned out to be a hip new flavor to the station. He brought back the young and vibrant crowd. And together Atom and Maria just ROCKED!!!! Now I love them and I can't believe they are no longer on 104. I now refuse to listen to 104 ever again unless Atom and Maria are back on. So I leave saying "GOOD BYE 104 and SEE YA RON BURGUNDY!"

If anyone hears of Atom and Maria starting elsewhere please post it here.

Anonymous said...

I am also a 40 yr old professional woman who loved (loves)the Atom and Maria show. I especially loved Confession Fridays. 104 is history in my mind. I could care less who is replacing them. Guess my husband will finally be happy..XM here I come. (had it over a year and never turned it on). Good luck Atom and Maria..and I hope Mattress Mack pulls the plug on his advertising with 104 with out any warning just as the "BIG EXECS" pulled the plug on Atom and Maria..

Anonymous said...

OOH MY GOSH I STOPPED WORKING IN MAY AND THE ONLY THING I MISS IS THE DRIVE TO WORK AN HEARING ATOM AND MARIA... NOW I HEAR THAT ROULA AND RYAN R NOW THE MORNING SHOW SUCH A BIG MISTAKE THE ONLY TIME I WOULD TRY AND EVEN LISTEN TO THEM WAS WHEN SAM MALONE WAS GETTING ON MY LAST NERVE AND THEY WHERE SOOOOOOOOO DULL THAT I WOULD GIVE UP AN WOULD JUST TURN OFF THE RADIO ALL TOGETHER BUT SINCE ATOM JOINED MARIA MY GOSH IT WAS GREAT I DIDNT MIND THE 45 MIN. DRIVE. WITH THIS DICISION I THINK I WILL JUST GIVE UP ON 104 ALL TOGETHER

Anonymous said...

I have been a HUGE FAN of Maria Todd since JR High school and when Atom came I was like hell yes because I loved him at night they were AWESOME TOGETHER!!! I will miss the show so much. Yes R&R are good together but nothing compared to how AWESOME Atom & Maria are together... I am very upset and DONT plan to listen anymore...

Anonymous said...

Maria has two men to be pissed at....Sam and Atom. Sam because he left her in the dust after 12+ years of working together, and Atom because he sucked so bad he brought her down and in the end got her fired. I am a Sam fan and will follow him where he goes, as much as I loved Maria, I couldn't stand to listen to Atom - he put me in a bad mood! Best of Luck Maria...go back to Louisiana Atom!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, as angry as we are, I'm sure 104 will get the big picture with numbers dropping. I too was disappointed when I did not find them. I loved listening to Atom and Maria and refuse to listen to whatever their names are. First person to hear where Atom and Maria went, please let us know. I will miss Atom and Maria.

tina said...

I am very sad that Maria and Atom are gone and in such a manner. Maria has been such a loyal employee and to have her let go like that is just not right. I have seen reports online that they are going to San Antonio, if they do Houston will be losing a great team. I will no longer be listening to 104 and will be on the hunt for a new radio station, thank god for ipods. If anyone wants to protest in the streets let me know im in. If anyone finds out where the great duo have gone or how we can post emails to them let me know.

Anonymous said...

104 has been a big disappointment to me. Were is there loyaly!
They have lost a listener:(

Anonymous said...

loyalty

Anonymous said...

I am going to miss Maria Todd. I wasn't a big fan of Atom's before and somehow they both made it work. I refuse to listen to Roula and Ryan and will now have to settle for cd's.

Thanks for nothing 104krbe!

Ross said...

Well, this sucks, I loved Atom and Maria, they made my day. I don't know if anyone is with me on this one but I am no longer going to listen to 104. Even if R&R have a bigger fan base, way to sell out your current fans. Just shows how much KRBE likes their listeners. I hope Atom and Maria get hired somewhere else in the Houston area so I can leave KRBE in the dust and stick with a real station.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad that my mornings will not be the same without my dose of Atom and Maria. They are the ones who got me in my car and entertained during my morning drive to work. They cracked me up and morning radio will not be the same without them. I wish them the best of luck and hope they find their way back to Houston radio.

Anonymous said...

I guess this goes to show how much 401 cares about their fan base. Talk about a long drive to work, this sucks. I will not listen to 401 again. I hope R&R has a big enough fan base to keep this radio station together.

Anonymous said...

This sucks!!!!! I am sitting here at work about to shoot my radio!!! R&R SUCK!!!! I miss Atom and Maria!! They got me laughing and I am not an under 25 single listner. I am 29 and married with 3 kids. I loved their show!!! I am so changing the station!!! I HATE 104 NOW!!! R&R - YOU SUCK!!!!! If anyone knows where and when Atom and Maria and hopefully Johnny Bravo are going, let us all know!!!!

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Anonymous said...

104 HAS LOST ME AS A DEVOTED LISTENER - THEY SUCK.

Anonymous said...

You know, I will admit I liked Roula and Ryan and thought they were "done wrong" by Mix96.5. I visited their website on occasion and they always said, they would NEVER do to some other morning show what was done to them. Mysteriously, the very postings they had that said this disappeared from their site before the "big announcement" that they were taking A&M's place. I find this the ultimate in hypocrisy. I know the old "business is business" saying but you know what? My choice is also my choice and I "choose" to not listen to R&R, or as I like to call them "hypocrite,hypocrite and eric". Goodbye 104. Going today to buy a satellite radio for my car.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous was the day that R&R left morning radio. All Ryan does is whine and Roula thinks she is funny, and she is not. I loved Adom and Maria because I didn't feel like I was listening to the weird loser guy none of us noticed in highschool.

Anonymous said...

104 SUCKS!!!!! Lost a loyal listener. Please keep us posted as to where Atom & Maria go

Brenda V. said...

I always use to listen to 104 for my dive to and from work. Now all I can do is tune into 96.5 for Sam Malone, but I wish Adam and Maria would go to another morning station and I will go back to them. 104 has forever lost a loyal listener. Adam and Maria I wish you the very best. Keep us up to date.

Anonymous said...

Roula is alright, but Ryan sucks. I can't believe Atom & Maria were replaced by them. I will be listening to CDs on my way to work now...

Anonymous said...

This is upsetting. I listened to Sam and Maria for literally most of my life. When Atom came to the morning show, I was excited because I liked him in the afternoon. Theyre great together. I laughed every morning getting ready for school. I was actually bummed about moving away to college next month because college station only has 2 radio stations. I was going to miss listening to Atom and Maria. At least I wont have to be upset about that anymore.
Cumulus has made a big mistake. I know its business but its so cold. Atom and Maria have both been loyal to KRBE for years. This "targeting an older demographic" thing is BS if you ask me. What radio stations do we have in Houston who dont cater to an older demographic? 97.9 the boxx and 94.5 the buzz. Neither of those stations play pop or top 40 music. There is nothing left for the young adult/student age group to listen to. I guess I will turn into one of those people who only listen to music if it comes from an ipod...
As for Roula and Ryan... they are just plain boring. Ive heard them before. They dont compare to Atom and Maria.
I hope Atom and Maria can find another show in the Houston area. KRBE has lost a family of loyal listeners.

Anonymous said...

I moved here from Boston and thought the radio life sucked until I found "Steve & Jeff and the Morning Buzz" on what was 107.5 The Buzz which then switched to 94.5. Just around Christmas (93/94?) they were canned and I felt like I lost two friends. I tried to stick with 94.5 but Rod Ryan is so abrasive (his voice that is, I don't even care about the crap that comes out of his mouth) and with his frat-boy mentality he's just not someone I can stomach. I listen to the personalities on the radio, I listen to my own CDs for music. I NEVER liked Sam Malone for his self-righteous and self-inflated ego so I scouted around and found Roula & Ryan after Steve & Jeff were gone. I was thrilled to hear Sam left 104 because I did always like Maria but wouldn't listen because of Sam. I really liked Atom as well since afternoon radio was so dismal except for him. So I was upset when R&R were canned but easily moved to 104. However in the time that Marie and Atom were let go I've since moved on to Supertalk 97.5 - Pruitt & Shannon are GREAT. I'm too tired of being emotionally tied to people who are here one day and gone the next so I doubt I'll tune in to 96.5 or 104 anymore. Pruitt & Shannon have great chemisty and are hilarious AND the show educates - they have awesome segments with candidates and current elected officials and it's actually not boring! I wish Atom and Maria the best, if anyone knows where Steve and Jeff are please post! Go for Supertalk, Rev Dogs!! And yes, I'm a 35 year old mom of two and have a household income of $90, it would be higher but HISD doesn't pay its veteran teachers!!

Anonymous said...

Nobody hates Roula & Ryan more than I do. I think Ryan and Eric are the biggest nerds trying to sound cool and hip. And Roula, she doesn't know how to NOT TALK OVER PEOPLE!!!! I don't think they fit in with 104's format, although they will try and act like they do. Everything was perfect when Sam was on AM, R&R were on Mix and Atom and Maria were on 104. Why do things have to change?

Anonymous said...

You must be a bunch of teenagers to be rooting so hard for Atom and Maria. I will give Maria credit for having a little talent. But Atom??? He needs to go back to broadcasting school. I left 104 completely when they put that fool on in the mornings. And Sam Malone. That guy is full of dead air and really likes to listen to himself laugh. I'm floored by his fan base. I'm so glad Roula and Ryan are back on the air. Now some real talent. I can finally enjoy morning radio again.

Anonymous said...

I recommend everyone try satellite radio. I did and never went back to 104.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a teenager (32) and love Atom and Maria!!! They are entertaining and always had interesting topics. My mornings will never be the same. I've taken 104 off my preset dials. I watched the "big" announcement of R&R on "Good Day Houston" and noticed how Roula kept overstepping Ryan. I counted at least 3 times where Ryan would start to speak and she would interrupt and start talking! UGH!!!!! It was annoying to WATCH, could not imagine listening to that EVERY morning.... NO THANKS!!!! 104 did a GREAT disservice to Atom-Maria & The Morning Show.... and to the loyal listeners!

Anonymous said...

I have listened to 104 for years. When Sam left the morning show, I tried to listen to 96.5 but kept going back to 104. I thought the morning show was hilarious! I loved Josh Reno's laugh. I loved it when he and Johnny would do the "Brokeback" skits and Atom would make "Batman" calls. Maria's laugh was contagious. I am 36 and have a teenage daughter. We both loved the station. I have taken 104 off the preset, and will no longer listen! If anyone finds out where they have went, please post.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the majority on this one. I didn't loose any sleep when R&R left 96.5. My wife (46 y/o teacher) was an avid Atom & Maria listener along with our teenage daughters. I don't listen to either station, but did catch some of R&R in the past, couldn't stand Ryan he made me want to yank my radio out of the dash. Judging from the comments on this site the Culumus Co. may have made a very poor decision by replacing Atom & Maria with that butthead Ryan and his cohorts Roula and Eric.As for me I'll still have my dial at 94.5

Anonymous said...

wow!!! 104 really screwed that up!!! R&R = Boring show!!! Period!! So anyone knows where atom and/or maria will end up at???

Anonymous said...

I can't stand Roula's voice. Therefore, I can't listen to 104 KRBE anymore in the morning.

Anonymous said...

adam and maria always make my trip to austin entertaining. Now that there gone i have no will to listen to 104 anymore. Didn't r&r work the night shift? If so it was boooring.....Bring back atom and maria. By the way what ever happen to sugar rush hyper active morning person michelle in the afternoon shift?

Anonymous said...

is there a petition to sign to bring em back?

Anonymous said...

No maria means back to listening to all my cds in the car instead of 104. You hear that cumlus ... you nut job.

Anonymous said...

what i loved about atom and maria, is that something just stood out in their voice...they were fun. I didn't go a day without laughing when i listened to their show. it really is a shame they are no longer with krbe.

Anonymous said...

Cumulus sucks! I'm still trying to figure out Psycho Robbie the real estate agent. I liked Sam and Maria together, but Sam is not worth listening to alone, I tried and tried. Atom and Maria were great, R&R were off the air for a reason, and if R&R think they got a lot of internet support, they should see what we are going to give Atom and Maria! Whatever Cumulus is trying to do to increase their older listener base is just alienating their ENTIRE listener base. Good luck Atom and Maria! Hope to hear from yall soon!

Anonymous said...

This is unbelievable!!! I loved Atom & Maria and I will be waiting for them to land a gig. 104 KRBE sucks w/o them! And who the hell are these old ass R&R Show.. I feel like I'm listening to a cartoon!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree with the majority. R&R sucks and I will never listen to 104.1 again until R&R are removed.
At least Maria and Atom made me laugh and talked about interesting subjects. R&R are overrated goons ... what a mistake.

Anonymous said...

R&R suck! I didn't listen to 96.5 because of them and now I won't listen to 104.1 because of them. Roula's voice drives me up the wall! I have listened to 104.1 for 13 years now and because of this decision alone, I will now move on to bigger and definitely better things!!!!!!!

chastablue said...

I was just listening to 97.5 on the way home. Johnny Bravo will return to air waves with his own show on Supertalk!

He will be on Fridays from 9 to 11 talking about relationships. Apparently, he'll have a therapist on with him, and sometimes is grandmother Bravo for advice.

Anonymous said...

I just can't believe Atom & Maria are gone! I suggest that everyone that posts here also send comments to KRBE from their webpage. I will never listen to them again - I already sent my comments. I can not stand R&R - all they do is bicker back and forth - and I am sorry but their voices alone make me want to scream. We need humor and entertainment while sitting in Houston traffic - not annoying screaming people. By the way - I never liked Sam Malone either - I listened for Maria back then. Once Atom came to the morning show it was a great compliment to Maria and the show cracked me up! I miss them - there isn't another morning show that I have found that can even compare to those two!

Anonymous said...

I will miss Atom and Maria. I was worried when Atom started but they made me laugh and I loved the show and I am a 46 year old mature listener. I will no longer listen to 104. I hope Atom and Maria end up on another show and I will follow

Anonymous said...

R and R sucks period

Anonymous said...

i tried to listen to r & r and boy do they sound boring. That girl voice is so annoying its not even funny.F 104 for letting maria go

VBlackstone said...

BIG MISTAKE!!!!! Atom and Maria were the best thing going for Houston radio! KRBE should eat crow, ask them back, and offer them double their sallery.

Anonymous said...

This is is a link to a petition to get Atom and Maria back. Sign in and show ur support!! http://www.petitiononline.com/77042/petition.html

Anonymous said...

This is the most ridiculous business move i have seen in my life!!!!! How can they remove Atom and Marie? I have listened to R&R aand its stupids and borinng!!!!Pls some bring back my funny mornings!!

Anonymous said...

I think Sam Malone sucks the most!! And that "sidekick" of his she is even worse than him!! I think R&R and Atom and Maria ALL are awesome!! What a twisted fate for all 4 of them. I am glad for R&R, but at the same time, feel bad that the same thing happened to 2 awesome broadcasters like Atom and Marie. Too bad Sam has something over the station. He must, because his show should not be on the air.

Anonymous said...

I moved to Houston and found R&R. I listened to them every day on my way to work. When they were replaced by Sam I quit listening to 96.5 and started listening to 104.1. I really liked Maria. I was not that crazy about Atom, but what else was there? No way going to support Sam Malone. I was on vacation and turned on my radio this morning and had to do a double take. It was R&R and Eric!!! I was so excited that they were back together. The three of them have chemisty. Will continue to listen to 104.1 now.

Anonymous said...

Oh I am SO upset that Atom and Maria were fired. Roula and Ryan are, well.....horrible! Roula's voice is hideous and I am just SHOCKED that my favorite morning show EVER is gone. I too, hope that A&M go elsewhere.....I will surely follow!!

Anonymous said...

ROULA AND RYAN ARE THE BEST... AND ERIC AS PRODUCER ROCKS... ATOM AND MARIA KNEW THEY WERE GONNA BE LET GO.. THEY KNEW THEY ONLY HAD A TEMP. SPOT WHEN SAMMY BOY LEFT.. MARIA IS GONNA JOIN HIM ON 96.5 AND ATOM IS GOING BACK TO NITETIME D.J. SO DON'T BE ALL UPSET.. THEY HAVE THERE JOBS WAITING.. AND THEY KNEW THEY WERE ONLY ON THE MORNING SPOT FOR A SHORT TIME...

SO GET OVER IT... AND CHILL OUT...
DAMN PEOPLE.. YOU MAKE COMMENTS BEFORE YOU EVEN KNOW THE FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SAMMY SUCKS

MARIA IS GOOD,BUT TOO GOOD FOR SAMMY'S SIDE KICK.SHE WILL FIND A SPOT.

ATOM NEEDS TO GO BACK TO NIGHT D.J, THAT IS WHERE HIS FAN BASE IS.

ROULA, RYAN, & ERIC DESERVE MORNING SHOW HOST. THEY ROCK, AND KICK ASS. THEY MAKE YOU LAUGH, PAUSE, AND THINK. I AM GLAD THEY ARE BACK.

Anonymous said...

LONG LIVE ROULA & RYAN! the only reason that I listen to KLDE!!

Anonymous said...

I have been a loyal listener to 104 in the mornings for over 10 years, but that ended the day they took off the morning show. That is the worst business decision they could have made in my opinion. When Sam and Maria were on I always listened for Maria, so when Sam left I stayed on as a listener and really grew to like Atom. After listening for several days I liked Atom better than Sam because he was not fake like Sam is. Maria is great and I miss her laughter on the airwaves! Maria and Atom need to get Sam and Michelle's jobs because they are just not good together. Michelle is very whiny and Sam is very self absorbed. I listened to R&R for a few minutes just to see what possibly could have made 104 fire Maria and Atom for these people and I must say they suck!It is a good thing that they play so much music because they do not have enough interesting topics to keep them busy for 3 hours a day. Atom and Maria I hope you come back to a Houston station! My mornings are so long without your humor. I hope Atom has stitched up the wound he got from Roula stabbing him in the back!! What a true friend!!

Anonymous said...

i heard from a friend that atom and maria are gonna be djs for San Antonio.... what a steal.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable – you come back from vacation and KRBE sucks terribly! I was a devoted listener to Sam and Maria and followed him briefly to 96.5 but I realized the reason I was listening was Maria and not Sam. I listened to Atom in the afternoons but never thought he survive a longer period in the morning. BUT… with Maria both made a great team!

I have never enjoyed my morning commutes more then in the one year they were on air.

I am listening to R&R right now when I get in the car but I am not convinced. Nothing captures my interest and after a couple of minutes I turn to my CD’s – the only alternative now.

I wish Atom and Maria will stay together and rock some other radio station. Both together are awesome. Unfortunately for me this might not be in Houston.

To KRBE and your (proven wrong) demographic research department: I am a male, 39 yrs old, post graduate education, family with 2 kids, 2 dogs, typical suburban family, income in the range you were looking for....and you really lost me as a loyal listener.

Anonymous said...

RYAN AND ROULA SUCKS! B O R I N G!
SAM AND MICHELLE SUCKS! B O R I N G!
BRING ATOM AND MARIA BAAAACKKK!
OH AND KRBE SUCKS TOO!

Leinani & Rob W. said...

Yes, Roula & Ryan suck! I've been a listener of KRBE since I was a teen, but no longer. I have now deleted them from my radio presets. I absolutely loved Atom & Maria, the chemistry they had together and the way they made Houston laugh. Especially inviting during a long hectic Houston drive into work! I sure hope another radio station here in Houston listens to what kind of fans Atom & Maria have and invite them to be with them.. Houston needs a good morning team like them! We miss you Atom & Maria.. hope it won't be too long until we hear you again!

Anonymous said...

R&R suck!!! Can't stand their show. If anyone knows where Atom and Maria go, please post. Otherwise, PLEASE SIGN PETITION BELOW TO BRING BACK ATOM AND MARIA TO THE MORNING SHOW:

http://www.petitiononline.com/77042/petition.html

Anonymous said...

I loved listening to Atom and Maria! I cannot believe the decision that was made. I no longer listen to 104 krbe.

Anonymous said...

I was a fan of Sam Malone & Maria Todd in the mornings, but once Atom replaces Malone, I enjoyed my mornings even more. Cumulus wants to have a big group of listeners, and not only because they took out Atom & Maria, but also because they replaced them with Rula & Ryan, they're really going to lose a lot of listeners. Cumulus has really hurt 104.1 with this one

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Atom and Maria are gone from 104. Honestly they were the only reason I listened to 104. I think their morning show was hilarious. Some mornings I was just not in a very good mood and they always managed to pick me up. They will truely be missed. Good luck to you guys! Hope to hear you all on the radio sometime soon. And I think R & R are not meant for 104. They are boring!!!

Anonymous said...

I miss Atom & Maria, they were great, and so much fun to listen to early in the morning, they always made me laugh, and they were a perfect match for eachother. I hate that they got fired and the station will soon see that they made a huge mistake.

Anonymous said...

Atom and Maria SUCK! Just like Sam Malone. They were so boring that only they would laugh at eachothers jokes. It felt as if sometimes they didn't know what to say next. I am glad they got rid of them. Roula and Ryan are pretty cool, but don't know if anyone will listen to them on 104. The one radio station that does rock is 94.5 THE BUZZ. Ryan and his morning show ROCK! Forget everyother morning show.

Anonymous said...

I am PISSED they took Atom & Maria off 104 in the morning. I listen to them EVERY morning. I dont like the new people Roula & Ryan the suck A*@!!!!! They need to put Atom & Maria back on. Where ever they go I will definatly listing to them. I wont listen to 104 anymore!

Melissa said...

I just want to say some things about Atom and Maria. I have listened to Atom since he was when he was on the night show, and when I got out of high school I started listening to Sammy and Maria in the morning. By that time Atom had moved to the afternoon and I didn’t get to hear him anymore. I always enjoyed listening to KRBE because they always had the least annoying DJ in the morning. Then Atom came to the morning show and everyone thought that Sam was fired which in fact if you ever listen to Maria talk about he left. He had better opportunities somewhere else and Maria had good opportunities to stay with 104KRBE that is what she said. I always enjoyed listening to Atom and Maria in the morning on my way to school it helped me get though my morning driving in Houston traffic. Atom had this special way of voicing his opinion without offending anyone to much and he always let you know that it was his opinion. I am not going to bash the new DJ’s but know this I listened to them one morning and was annoyed that it wasn’t Atom and Maria. So 104 KRBE you probably lost a listener. Atom and Maria I hope to hear from you soon.

Anonymous said...

Atom and Maria will be missed. The new show is boring. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

I tried listening to the new show. It's aweful. It reminded me why I went to 104. I'm 30 and make quite a bit, but guess what? It's IPOD for me. I don't want to hear that snake Sam and I HATE R&R. MARIA, WHERE ARE YOU? I did find Atom on myspace, which was good...

Anonymous said...

I just got back from vacation recently and turned on the radio expecting to hear Atom and Maria... I was VERY disappointed. Roula and Ryan are BORING!

Anonymous said...

I think my daughter said it correctly when she posted on another site
KRBE - "Keeping Radio Barely Entertaining"
At 50+ I found Atom & Maria the perfect way to start my day. . . I, like so many other people, tried to listen to R&R when Sam started getting annoying and found them totally boring,(which is probably why they were fired from their station) If anyone finds where Atom and Maria are please post it for their devoted fans. My family has also dropped KRBE.

Anonymous said...

Just to add my 2 cents...I question the survey Cumulus said they conducted see who Houstonians wanted to hear on the radio. Yes, there were many fans of Roula and Ryan who wanted to have them back on the air so I can see how they would respond to this survey. Atom and Maria were already on the air so they may have not gotten support on this "survey". I (female, 52 yrs., advanced degree) had listened "loyally" to Maria since 1995. I am a fan of Atom and Maria in the morning because they always had my day start off with a laugh. I have given Roula and Ryan a chance but as of Monday, August 14, I will no longer listen to KRBE in the morning. I have discovered that Roula and Ryan are loudmouths and they frequently cause each other to laugh, but they do not make me laugh. They entertain each other, not their audience. So, as much as Cumulus thinks they gave listeners to KRBE what they wanted, they chose to disregard "loyal" listeners and selected 3rd team DJ's. What a mistake by Cumulus.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...interesting points about Cumulus, KRBE and R&R...I really miss the talented, excellent, one of a kind team...Atom and Maria...Tried to listen to Rod Ryan morning show but its too white trash. Don't even know some bands or songs they're playing! But they're not boring, they seem genuine and not full of themselves...and definitely does not sound overacting...I'm still lost in the morning...Oh Atom, Oh Maria...Where art thou????

Anonymous said...

I have tried to listen to R&R, eventhough I said I would not, and true they are not horrible- its just not the same and not funny. I really felt maria was a friend and miss hearing her laughs. Atom was a little annoying but he cracked me up and was like a kid brother. I wish they would hurry up and get back on the air.

Anonymous said...

R&R are boring. I can't belive the radio station would fire Atom & Maria after the whole 1 year together celebration and all the cool guests they had. I did not like Atom for some of his songs but overall he was funny and I liked them better than Sam and Maria so it's a shame they got replaced.

Anonymous said...

I miss listening to Maria and Atom....I can't stand R&R ...very annoying!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i want adom and maria back

Mona said...

Cumulus really blew it this time. If they were aiming for the 25 and over group, they should have realized they had that with Atom & Maria. I'm 54 and loved listening to them!

Sam made the show boring. Atom brought the spark back, and played beautifully off Maria. Even Maria seemed happier with the show after Sam left.

I have never liked R&R, and refused to listen to them at 96.5. Their "war of the roses" segment is cruel and unacceptable. No one in their right mind wants to listen to someone else's family problems!

R&R were boring before, and changing stations won't change that. I no longer listen to the morning show. If I could find another station that played the same music as KRBE, I would switch altogether!

BTW, their retro jingle totally sucks, and the other changes they've made are way off base. They should fire the idiot who decided on all these changes! Next they'll be sneaking in oldies and geriatric commercials.

Anonymous said...

First, I was clueless onto what's going on about the new change (since I don't listen to the morning show during the summer break). When I heard that there was a change to the morning show and that R&R were to take over, I was shocked. Atom & Maria were an awesome duo. They woke me up and be ready for school, made me laugh so hard while I'm driving and lots of time almost made me late cuz I would just sat there and listen to them. What's the deal of letting those two go and bring in R&R as replacements? Cumulus made a HUGE mistake in this! R&R is boring, nonsense and in a way somewhat arrogant. I don't listen to them. Maria is an awesome DJ, I can't believe they let her go after all the years she's been with them. It's just wrong. I mean yeah, it's okay to let Sam go, cuz I don't think that he's fit for KRBE's demographical listeners, but now that R&R is here...it'll be worst! Atom & Maria, hope you guys the best!! I'm keeping on looking out for you guys on the radio...I hope!

tsmith512 said...

I was on maternity leave and didn't find this out until a couple weeks ago. I have always disliked R&R. I loved Maria and Atom. I do not listen to 104 at all any more. The station is horrible. I would be very interested to see how the ratings have changed since the switch.

Anonymous said...

Culumus station, Houston Chronicle, and local television stations, please provide us with this quarters ratings - I'd like to be informed of how bad the ratings are now that Atom and Maria are gone. BIG MISTAKE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the poster who said R&R make each other laugh but no one else! they are not funny! they just sound ignorant and stupid. We loved Atom and Maria. Terrible decision to replace them.

Anonymous said...

Roula and Ryan are nauseating! She babbles on incessantly in her squeaky voice. I can't stand the way she speaks OR acts and Ryan is the most arrogant, pompous, self-righteous DJ I've ever heard. Sam is unbearable on Mix (ugh)... Dean and Rog are hysterical though on 93.7. Maris is genuinely funny, smart and has been on Houston radio since 1993. We miss her!!!! and wish her the best.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard where Maria and Atom are now? Have they already taken jobs somewhere else, if so where and maybe they have streaming audio over the Internet.

Anonymous said...

I used to listen to Sam and Maria EVERY single day, then grew VERY tired of Sam's conservative politics, opinions, his comments on his perfect life, perfect son, perfect wife. It got old and repetitive and I, along with other people I've talked to, got sick of hearing about it until I couldn't stomach him at all! But I never got tired of Maria and really did like her teamed up with Atom. Don't even get me started on Roula and Ryan. As a morning drive time radio team, they are a big JOKE and as a co-worker of mine said, they don't have a brain cell between them. They belong on some podunk radio station in West Texas somewhere but certainly not in a top 10 radio market. Bring back Atom and Maria. If not, we'll find them on the internet and listen to them that way. I'm sure they will be hired at some station soon!!

Anonymous said...

I want Atom & Maria back!
I now listen to my downloaded music. I haven't listened to the radio since Atom & Maria went off the air and I intend to keep it that way until some one brings them back. All of you need to do the same thing. That will show them that our voice counts.

Anonymous said...

You know, I posted back in July when the change happened and I said I was going to go buy a satellite radio for my car. I did, bought a Sirius "sportster" portable that works in my car and in my house and I'll tell you what, I've never gone back to conventional radio. Satellite is the ultimate. I listened to R&R for a couple of weeks and grew tired of Roula's incessant talking, not understanding her half the time because she talks so fast, and ironically, Ryan appears to be turning in to the very type of DJ he despised in Sam Malone...a pompous arrogant celebrity wannabe. Thankfully, I have my Sirius now. Ironically, I probably would never have gotten it if not for the switch.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the above poster took the words right out of my mouth! Roula is SO annoying with the way she speaks and how fast she talks, I can't even stand to listen to her squeaky voice. And Ryan is EXACTLY as the above poster describes him. He's so arrogant that you just find yourself saying "oh please, give us a break...", rolling your eyes and changing the channel as fast as you possibly can!!! 104 made such a mistake in getting rid of Atom and especially Maria. Hopefully someone at Cumulus will see the light (or the lousy ratings) and pull those bozos off of the air as soon as they can!!!!! GAG!

Anonymous said...

I have listened to 104.1 for over 15 years and stuck in there through their many changes. I was devasted the day i heard of the switch..Marie and Atom gave that morning show personality and life!It also gave me a reqason to get in my car in the morning and commute to work. OH How i looked forward to celeb scoop and all their crazy, fun madness!I would love to see what research said these 2 only attracted listeners under 25..Thats such a sorry ass excuse. So with me being a loyal fan of the station..i gave the new guys a chance..Uh, ok..i gave it one day and I HATED IT!A friend of mine has become appauld at some of the topics they talk about and has banned the station. Appauld by the subjects that are not suitable for a 10 year old child...Anyways..bottom line is..I've banned the morning show for life...who ever the genius is behind this move should be put in a closet and forced to listen to the morning show over and over..Im sure the research would begin to speak differently!

Anonymous said...

When I started to go back to work I noticed atom &maria were gone and that this roula &ryan were o.I was like what the....I missed adam & maria.they would give me a pick me up before dragging myself to work(WORK WITH ELEMENTARY KIDS...I NEEDED THE PICK ME UP).104.1 are stupid for firing them.they just lost a listener.

Anonymous said...

Atom sucked but Maria was awesome. I suffered thru Atom just to listen to her. Best of luck to you Maria.....

Anonymous said...

I e-mailed the "New and Improved" show and the following is the response I got from asking why Maria and Atom were fired, and commenting on the way the "New Show" SUCKs:
The reason they put the Roula and Ryan Show on KRBE is that all the research showed that they needed to move in a new direction. Guess what they were right we have doubled the ratings in the last 9 weeks and it's only getting bigger. I respect what you say but if you think Atom calling places as Batman is entertaining then I guess we'll never be the type of show you'll listen to. We are 100% more real than the old show and I can prove it to you. We all like working together. The old show couldn't stand each other and they faked likeing each other for a year. When we left Mix we stayed together as a family for 10 months because we cared for each other and we knew we'd be bcak together as a show.We all were offered jobs in other cities but we wanted to stay together as a team. What happend to them as soon as Atom got an offer he took it and left his whole crew behind. Good luck in the future finding a show you like maybe some other show in Houston can do Spiderman calls.


Eric

Anonymous said...

The reason they put the Roula and Ryan Show on KRBE is that all the research showed that they needed to move in a new direction. Guess what they were right we have doubled the ratings in the last 9 weeks and it's only getting bigger. I respect what you say but if you think Atom calling places as Batman is entertaining then I guess we'll never be the type of show you'll listen to. We are 100% more real than the old show and I can prove it to you. We all like working together. The old show couldn't stand each other and they faked likeing each other for a year. When we left Mix we stayed together as a family for 10 months because we cared for each other and we knew we'd be bcak together as a show.We all were offered jobs in other cities but we wanted to stay together as a team. What happend to them as soon as Atom got an offer he took it and left his whole crew behind. Good luck in the future finding a show you like maybe some other show in Houston can do Spiderman calls.

The above is the response I got from 104 as to why Maria and Todd were fired.

Anonymous said...

The reason they put the Roula and Ryan Show on KRBE is that all the research showed that they needed to move in a new direction. Guess what they were right we have doubled the ratings in the last 9 weeks and it's only getting bigger. I respect what you say but if you think Atom calling places as Batman is entertaining then I guess we'll never be the type of show you'll listen to. We are 100% more real than the old show and I can prove it to you. We all like working together. The old show couldn't stand each other and they faked likeing each other for a year. When we left Mix we stayed together as a family for 10 months because we cared for each other and we knew we'd be bcak together as a show.We all were offered jobs in other cities but we wanted to stay together as a team. What happend to them as soon as Atom got an offer he took it and left his whole crew behind. Good luck in the future finding a show you like maybe some other show in Houston can do Spiderman calls.

The above is the response I got from 104 as to why Maria and Todd were fired.

Anonymous said...

Just so everyone knows, both Atom and Maria are on Kiss 106.1 in Dallas. Maria just started on the morning show and Atom has his own show in the afternoon from 2-6.

Thanks Houston for giving us two of the best in radio!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with most of you. I won't even listen to 104 anymore. I haven't since R&R took over, and I refuse to listen to their BORING routine. It sucks! 104 made a big mistake and lost many listeners. I like many have listened for about 15 years, just a hint, Rod Ryan show on 94.5 the Buzz is great!

Anonymous said...

Maria is only on KISS 106.1 in Dallas temporarily, while the regular Kellie is on maternity leave.

Anonymous said...

I was upset when Sam Malone was no longer on Krbe, But now Maria & Atom? I'm no longer a listener of Krbe. I'll miss my favorite DJ.'s
Not to worry, I heard Maria is in San Antonio, and I'll get to hear her great laugh agian, when I visit family.

Anonymous said...

R&R PLAY THE GAYEST SONGS! THEY R SOOO OLD... I WANNA HEAR THE SONGS THAT IIIIII LIKE AND THAT ARE COOL NOT THOSE OLD PEOPLE SONGS! :[

Anonymous said...

This bites!!! Atom and Maria are the BEST!! Who in da hell is Raula and ryan anyway. Their show is sooooo.......BORING! it is so pointless. Atom and Maria used to make my day now i don't have anything to listen.Atom an Maria if your reading this keep your head up them jackasses don't know what they are doing. They made things worse for KRBE. But PLEASE find a way to comeback on air. KRBE sucks now!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't hate Roula and Ryan just because they're the best and they're the only real radio djs in the city. You all are clearly just jealous. HATERS! Sam Malone is the phoniest DJ in the city and the others suck, too!

Anonymous said...

*First of all, you can't complain about the music... since KRBE is a top 40 station and that's what is being played.*

I am pleased that Sam Malone made the switch to 96.5. It's seems like that station is on it's last leg anyway and he's not that far away from retirement. I always thought he did not fit well at KRBE. Much too cranky!

Roula & Ryan are amazing and so much better suited for KRBE. The whole group is silly and random! They act like my friends and I do! Much love to Roula and Ryan..... keep it up!

Anonymous said...

RYAN AND ROULA SUCK BIG TIME!!!!!!!! SORRY WE MISSEWD MARIA TODD AND ATOM SMASHER........

Just another boomer said...

Anyone have an update on Stevens and Shannon? I'd sure like to see their smiling faces back on the radio...

Trish said...

Every one needs to SHUT THE HELL UP !!! Stop dogging all of them and tell me where to find Adam and Maria !!! I missed them. I do not listen to 104 in the morning anymore. I've switched it up between 94.5 & 104.9