Monday, October 01, 2007

Pigeon Flies After 20 Years

Jeff Pigeon hosted the morning show on WIBC Newsradio 1070 AM for almost 20 years, and spent 27 years at the same station overall.

I suspect that his instinct to get out "before listeners grew tired of him" was kind, but what's the real story? Does a man work for the same station - or any company - for that long and just decide to quit? Not retire, not move on to a bigger market or more powerful station, but just abruptly announce on Friday that Monday will be his last day?

Now you're left with Query and Terry, as the station claims to have no plans to replace the Pidge-meister.

The real story is probably closer to this (and I'm only speculating) - Corporate owners looked at the bottom line and decided to make a change. Don't be surprised to hear Jack-FM or some syndicated talking head come into Jeff's slot for half the money they were paying him.

Or maybe Jeff Pigeon just decided to leave after 27 years at the same place. Whatever happened, good luck Jeff!

Related and unrelated links:
Jeff Pigeon's morning show producer Dan has some cool stuff on his blog on the stations website, including Jeff's first aircheck and other various nostalgia. Check it out here.

Here's a link to the Blog of Jeff Pidgeon. It's a different Jeff Pigeon than the now-former radio host from Indy. This Jeff spells "Pigeon" wrong differently and lives in California. After reading several posts, including what Jeff Pidgeon did over the weekend, I got to bored to keep reading and trying to figure out what the blog is all about. That's the thing about blogs, I guess.

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