Sunday, May 18, 2008

Darren and Coba Out?

DJMoves here. Just got the following message from a fan in Colorado:

Hey all,

I got an email earlier this evening that my 99.9 radio in Colorado Springs has NOT renewed the contracts of Darren and Coba. They were the morning show DJs. I would like to know where they are going.

Also, George McFly seems to be MIA (DJMoves: That was short-lived). He was the late afternoon/early evening DJ. He was on from 3 to 6 pm. Any ideas of what happened to him?

Thanks,

Tina

My 99.9 former(unless those 3 reappear) listener

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I received the same email. It read that they wanted too much money and the station couldn't afford it....?

The email also said George McFly only wants to work weekends. He is back in Denver from what I have read.

The email went ON to say to not listen to them until they work the kinks out .... seriously, don't listen? I suspect this is a marketing ploy for the station to determine the value of Darren and Coba. I can hope at least.

There is a new morning crew posted on the website for 99.9.. and CK, McFly and Darren and Coba are no longer listed in the DJ tab.

Anonymous said...

George McFly is in Denver at The Party 95.7 FM doing the 3pm - 7pm show.

Anonymous said...

uHow did you find out George left? I was such a fan of his show! Who is on instead? And why did he leave?

The morning and afternoons were my fave times to listen, I won't anymore however unless they change it back.

Anonymous said...

I was thrilled to see Darren and Coba out... their show has been so annoying and Coba cannot keep up with her own stories and lies. It was much better when she was off on maternity leave.

Candid said...

Who really cares? Maybe the new people will play decent music.

Anonymous said...

I will miss George but look forward to the morning show change

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened, the way they did it was STUPID (sending an e-mail stating "don't listen") - people loved Darren and Coba and deserve to be told what's going on. I for one will not listen to this station anymore without Darren, Coba and George!

Anonymous said...

Who was the email from?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have an email address? It's nutz to think that I want to hear two guys out of AZ talk, 1st, AZ doesn't tell me anything bout our city and two if I wanted to hear two guys from out of state, I'd have Sirrus Satellite - Think I might just go get one, if I have to hear a guy outside of Colorado, I might as well go w/ the King of all Media Stern

Anonymous said...

I listened to the show for only a few minutes this morning and the show is aweful.... We need Darren and Coba back.....looks like it is time to find another radio station to listen to...... anyone know where Darren and Coba went?

Anonymous said...

I think they are on 107.9 fm

Cal said...

I did not get the email, just the rude awakening on Monday. I changed the station, thinking that there was a broadcasting burp, but it eventually became clear - unfortunately - that there would be no Darren & Coba. One of the main reasons I listen on the way into work is to find out what the weather and traffic are like. I also like to hear the entertainment talk. Since when does telling me what is going on in Arizona going to help me? It's so stupid. I will say this, though, the format for 107.9 doesn't really jive with Darren & Coba's banter - at least the golden oldies...the classic rock plays much better with them. There were certain subjects that I had to tune out when Darren & Coba got to beating their own drums, but for the most part...I really enjoyed them. I am going to give 107.9 a chance. Hopefully, it works out. I certainly can't listen to 99.9. At least not until I move to Arizona and that isn't happening anytime soon. From the sound of those new 99.9 DJs...THANK GOODNESS!

Anonymous said...

I can get local radio news from just about any local station. It was so annoying to hear their mommy wars and about their kids. I am sure 99.9 is looking for something to fill the slot with and have this one on temporarily. We have seen it before. People were bored with Darren and Coba, so they got moved to a boring station. Coba doesn't last long wherever she goes for a reason. I heard she has been on many stations but only for short periods of time. Not sure about Darren.

Anonymous said...

http://www.jet1079.com/ the place to find *yawn* Darren and Coba. Looks like they found a perfect fit!

chanur said...

Bleh. I hate the new morning show. What fun is a ticket give away when it's not local. Stupid, stupid. Also reports are 99.9 are going to pure top 40 format to compete against 98.9. Heh, as has happened often before, that's a loser. Oh well. Nothing good last forever.

Brownie said...

Bleh. I just tried out the new station. The music selection is terrible. I wonder why Darren and Coba got demoted to this crappy station?

Anonymous said...

99.9 still plays music? I've tried to give the new shows a try but I can't get through all the yammering. I've always switched between radio stations on the way to work for music since I get to listen to plenty of talk at work but I find myself listening to NPR more and more. Might as well get some education if I have to listen to talk instead of a show about the irrelevant American Idol.

Anonymous said...

I hate the new morning show. It isn't a show that involves music at all but rather. Every time they attempt to broadcast the time, it is a joke. They apologize, explaining why they (can't call them DJs as they admit they are not professional DJs) can't get the time right or even know a thing about Colo Springs, nor do they care to know.

Forget hearing music - that is not their deal. They talk talk talk, Gossip Gossip Gossip is all I've heard.

I hope they were cheap as they aren't worth two cents.

Darren and Coba on a 70's show? Heck I think Coba was born in the 70's, who thought that was a good fit?

Anonymous said...

To answer one question, the email was from myradio999 as I was a registered user for contests and such..... it was the strangest email I had ever read.

To those who said the Darren and Coba show was boring or what not, you had the option to switch channels, why didn't you? Why bash someone now if you hated them when you weren't forced to listen? That makes no sense at all.

Darren's ethical dilemmas' were annoying. If those are his only worries in life, more power to him. To ask total strangers to give him advice, was insane. If any one felt he was listening to that advice, well then .... match made.

I enjoyed the morning show on myradio999 because it wasn't predictable. Darren and Coba did not always agree. It was refreshing to hear both views of an issue vs having a one-sided opinion.

Darren and Coba can be found on Jet 107.9... I think that was what the plug on 99.9 said.

What I dislike, is being lied to from the website person saying they didn't renew their contracts. Clear Channel is 107.9. Darren and Coba as well as CK are now on contract to 107.9 - why lie and say otherwise? No one believes 99.9 pays stuff - Clear Channel does.

So for those unhappy with the Darren and Coba show, are you happy with the Johnjay and crew 'show?'

Anonymous said...

I suspect there will be many more changes to follow on 99.9, there are bugs to work out with the new show, at least Johnjay has personality. I never heard that Darren or Coba were professional DJ's? I don't know much about them because I always changed the station when they started yammering. I can't remember where, but back when they first took over, I read Coba went to college for theater and didn't graduate and my friends dad was happy when she left his country music channel, so I am not sure how that qualified her for a morning show. I wasn't listening at all when Darren came on so I know nothing about him. But, I do miss George and have his little George McFly song stuck in my head!

Anonymous said...

The hodge podge of music that is being played on 107.9 seems like an effort to include anyone and everyone as a listener. You may not like the song that is on now, but wait five songs.... They keep trying to sell the station as playing the music you love and throwing in those unexpected forgotten gems you haven't heard in ages. In a lot of cases, it seems as if there is a good reason that those songs haven't been played in a long time. The big promo push right now is to play their song archive starting at A and going all the way to Z just after the Memorial holiday. Maybe in doing so, they will figure out what type of format 107.9 is going to be because right now, I don't think they know what to do with themselves.

Anonymous said...

Darren was in my high school class, and he was mean and obnoxious back then, and he was just the same at our 20th reunion last year.

Good riddance to him.

Juli said...

I've been listening to Johnjay and Rich for four years now, even though I live in Colorado. I started with the podcasts and then went to listening live on the net when I could. I'm THRILLED that they're in Colorado finally. I know they take some getting used to, but there are times I laugh out loud and I've gotten quite attached. Give them a chance ... I think the Springs will love them, too.

Anonymous said...

This is rude but cannot be helped. Have you been to the jet107.9.com website and seen the morning show picture? If so you will understand where the term, "a face for radio" came from! Both of them, EWW!

Anonymous said...

"Darren and Coba" can go back to where they came from. Clear Channel definitely made a big mistake by changing the format of KDZA, and running the darren and coba morning show (...so boring!).

It is clear that Clear Channel did not understand the audience of KDZA. This was the station, the residents of the Pueblo area grew up with, and the oldies format is what made it unique.

Anonymous said...

I used to listen to 99.9 on my drive in and then at work all day. It was ok, nothing great. Now I listen to podcasts from a station in Los Angeles that has talkers who used to be huge in Denver many moons ago, but moved to a bigger better market. Colorado radio is quite boring.

Anonymous said...

The Darren and Coba show sucks

A Guy Who Has No Desire To Listen To 107.9 Ever Again. said...

I turned on 107.9 yesterday on my way through Colorado Springs (I grew up in Pueblo) and the chick on there (later learned it was Coba) was just going on and on about something about television shows, just to introduce a song. I have never heard such a terrible "morning show". Just turn on the music and the ads and be done with it! Take the no personality losers off of the air.

A REAL DJ said...

Just read an article about Susan Olsen on the Darren and Coba show. WHY IS THIS NEWS??? Denver must be desperate to try to get the Darren and Coba show some attention. LOSERS! After reading this DJ Moves link, it is obvious that there is no talent on this show.

Clear Channel needs to D & C Darren and Coba show said...

Hey Cindy Brady! I would have thrown up too if I had to be on that morning show!

LAUGHING said...

LMAO, this morning I was flipping stations, got to 107.9 and nothing, dead air... then I heard some chit chat between Darren and Coba about a dead guy... then Coba came on the air and told a story about a guy dying and being cremated, mixed with fish food yadda yadda... then it goes back to dead air... and there is big mouth Darren saying Sh*t and dropping an F bomb about when he is dead. HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA I hope he gets busted... THEN IT GETS BETTER! Still not realizing they are live on air... Comedy Central calls and has Phyllis Diller on the phone ready to tape an interview!! HAHAHAHHAHAAA guess she didnt realize she was going on live!!! Darn if I didnt have to turn it off to go to work, does anyone know how it ended????

Anonymous said...

Ugh, the new morning show is the pits. They aren't local, are not talking about stuff that interests me. I miss Darren and Coba. Let's get them back.

Anonymous said...

Darren and Coba suck. Please just play music and commercials.