Dave Arthur Exits The Fish/Portland, Chris Kelly Takes His Spot
June 25, 2012 at 3:55 AM (PT)
SALEM Contemporary Christian KFIS (104.1 THE FISH)/PORTLAND PD DAVE ARTHUR is leaving the station. His last day on the air will be TODAY (6/22). ARTHUR will stay with SALEM through JULY 6th to transition new PD CHRIS KELLY into his new job. Then ARTHUR and his family are moving to BOISE, ID, with details forthcoming on his new gig.
"It has been just over 10.5 years that we put THE FISH on the air in the PORTLAND market and since then we have impacted families and our community with a life changing message embedded in our music," said GM DENNIS HAYES. "DAVE ARTHUR was our first employee hired on THE FISH as our afternoon personality and within a matter of a year, he became our PD as well. DAVE's voice is synonymous with everyone listening to THE FISH. Over the years his wit, love for Jesus and his 'we can do it' spirit have been admired by all, so this change will not be easy for many. DAVE and his family are moving back to IDAHO ... Our loss is their gain."
ARTHUR started at THE FISH in SEPTEMBER 2001.
CHRIS KELLY is joining THE FISH after 16.5 years with COX RADIO/TULSA. His first day as PD at THE FISH will be MONDAY (6/25). During his time at COX, KELLY programmed Contemporary Christian KKCM (THE SPIRIT 102.3).