Saturday, October 28, 2006

Where's the point?

Or better yet, WHAT's the point?

You like to listen to rock from the 1980s - that doesn't make you a bad person. Then why didn't they give you a little warning? Why didn't they tell you that your 80s rock station was about to flip to an all-talk station?

I'm sure they're not talking much about it on the air at 97.5 in the Dayton Ohio area, and this is all you'll get on the old station's website (if it's even still there by the time you click):

You have reached the former page of 95.7 The Point WDPT Radio. We want to thank you for supporting The Point throughout the years. The 95.7 frequency has become WHIO-FM. The great news and talk programming of WHIO will now be available on FM.

If you're looking for great music from the 70's and 80's please try our sister station 95.3 The Eagle.

Please visit us at our new online home: News Talk Radio WHIO

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Kejal new host of Drivetime on Sunrise Radio?

I just saw this headline, and thought to myself, "damn, self, Asia needs DJ Moves, too".

Then I read the article, and thought, I don't know enough about Asia to expand this site to Asia. I thought that when I realized I wasn't sure if they were talking about Asia anymore, since they mention Dubai.

Too much thinking.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Off the Air and Over the Fence

Most DJs get fired in this business and have to go live with their moms, or sleep on their buddy's coach for a while, or try to get some gigs at some lame ass weddings until they get another real DJing gig.

But not Abel QuiƱonez, the host from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tucson Arizona's La Caliente - or KCMT - at 102.1 on your FM dial. That poor guy not only is off the air, but he also got arrested and kicked out of the United States!

Abel QuiƱonez, also known as Jose Abel Castro Lopez, was reportedly applying for his green card and is married to a woman who is a legal US citizen. Further, his Visa just expired in January, and he's been working for KCMT since 2002 and living in the US since 1995.

The popular disc jockey doubled as program director at the station where he DJ'd, which - by the way - is Tucson's most popular Spanish-language radio station.

WTF? Anybody got any answers as to why we are wasting our time and money chasing someone who is positively contributing to our society out of the country?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Shaggy's hot daughter

How many things didn't you know in the following sentence:

Kasey Kasem, well known for weekly top 40 countdowns before being replaced by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest in 2004, is also famous for playing the voice of Shaggy in the Scooby Doo cartoons, AND has an uber-hot daughter named Kerri Kasem.

Did you know any of that? Didya? Huh? Didya?

And why am I mentioning it all?

Because Kerri Kasem - the uber-hot daughter - has a new morning radio gig, and I thought you might come here trying to figure out who she was once you heard her. She is also a former V-Jay, model, and had other similarly cool jobs that you get to have when you are hot and have good connections. She's probably also very talented.

Oh yeah.... Kerri joins Alan Stock on KXNT 840 AM in Las Vegas for a morning radio talk show from 5am-9am weekdays.

More importantly, here are her pics on her official website.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Maria Todd and Atom Smasher Together Again?

Ever since Maria and Atom were fired last July, people have come to my site trying to figure out what the heck happened to them.

Before any more of you slackers writes in and tells me that Maria Todd is appearing on yet ANOTHER Texas station in the morning, let me tell you what this sleuth has put together.

Here's what's going on, as far as I can tell.

On Monday, I reported to you that a listener reported to me that Maria was going to be joining Kidd Kraddick in the morning in San Antonio on 96.1.

Then today, somebody named Jose D. sent me an email (when he probably should have been working) and told me that Maria was going to be filling in for Kellie Rasberry who is going on maternity leave from KISS 106.1 in Dallas.

Here's the deal: Kellie Rasberry is Kidd Kraddick's pregnant sidekick (I don't think Kidd is the father, so don't go there), and Kidd's show is syndicated throughout the southern US (and a couple other states not in the south but that maybe should be - you know who you are).

When Atom Smasher got an afternoon gig on KISS 106.1 last month, he must have pulled in Maria for the upcoming temporary morning gig.

Now that I'm a writer of radio related rants, I should have known all about Kidd (with 2 "D"s) and his little morning show empire.

Where will things go from here? That's probably up to you and your advertising dollars, but don't cry for M & A - it looks like they've landed on their feet, for now.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Maria in San Antonio?

Valerie just wrote me 4 hours ago, and I'm happy to hear the following from her regarding Maria Todd - formerly of Houston's Atom and Maria show on 104 KRBE:

Hello from San Antonio...
A tip for ya...Maria has been hired by 96.1 in San Antonio to co-host Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show. Happy to have her...I moved to SA 4 years ago and miss her great banter and
sense of humor. She'll be a breath of fresh air around here...Welcome Maria!!!

If you're in the area, please listen to Mix 96.1 and let me know if this is true (not that I don't believe valerie - just looking for a 2nd source, ya'll).

Sunday, October 08, 2006

107.5 is flipped, Movin moves in to Portland and Dallas

Loyal listeners of Portland Oregon's (pronounced with an "in" at the end, not an "on") 107.5 KVMX The Mix, and Dallas Texas' 107.5 KOAI Oasis, were surprised when their beloved stations were replaced with a new format known as Movin.

Movin moves in. Listeners expected to take it or leave it as the new format is marketed to a bigger pool of demographics. Why can't radio stations be like sports teams? You know that when the Yankees start replacing staff over the next several months, you'll not only hear about it from the team, but also from ESPN, the YES network, and thousands of newspapers around the world. I guess many of the stations I write about aren't as big as the Yankees, but their fans may be as loyal and are not treated with enough respect when changes are made.

From the Dallas Morning News.

From the Oregonian (which I think is pronouned with an "own-eee-in" at the end).

Friday, October 06, 2006

Big Phat gets smacked with a Pork Chop

Dude.

92Q Jams WERQ (B'More's self-proclaimed #1 Radio Station) has pulled the classic radio station move of firing a DJ with no warning and no explanation given to either the DJ or you, the station's loyal listeners.

The big phat morning show is now without both Troy Johnson and Sonjay and is now being billed as marc clarke and the big phat morning show. Troy Johnson was fired, and Sonjay was moved to an off-air role according to rumors.

The station broke up a team "known for its lively discussions of current events, social issues and politics" according to the Baltimore Sun, and put in a DJ known as "Pork Chop."

If a Bear syndicates in the woods, would anybody listen?

Tina, a devoted DJMoves visitor from Waco writes, "Where is 102.5 The Bear morning show host Johnny Strange and his side kick Dana? Now we get Bob And Tom syndicated radio show...I thought he was a local fav?"

Good question, Tina. I did some digging and found that there are many more unhappy fans in Waco Texas, and many of them are rallying on this local message board. It's interesting, because it looks like an "insider" is posting there, and it even has an attempt at an explanation from the station.

Good luck, Waco!

If you like them so much, Cara, go join them

After her complaints about how many DJ's are not on the air in Chicago anymore were published by my favorite columnist in Chicago, Cara Carriveau was promptly placed in their midst as she was fired from The Loop 97.9 WLUP.

This is according to radio-trade rag Radio Inc Magazine.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Julie Hoyt-Fisk Jacks On

Rumor has it (because somebody emailed it to me) that your beloved Julie Fisk is now doing work on the face-less, DJ-less and soul-less Jack FM.

When we last saw Julie, she had just been dumped from (or left on her own accord) the Morning Mix on Mix 102.9 in Dallas, and YOU were outraged (based on the spike in this site's traffic and the tone of your posts).

She was no where to be found for much of a year, but now we're hearing that the voice that goes by Julie on Jack FM (presumably the Jack in the Dallas area) is YOUR Julie - the same Julie everybody was outraged about when she was fired (or quit).

Is it true? You'll have to listen to the horrible station and see for yourself, as the trying-to-be-too-cool-for-school-Dallas-Jack website doesn't give their non-DJ's of even mentioning their names.