Rick Dees And KHHT Part Ways
Jimmy Reyes Fills In
July 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM (PT)
Shocker! CCM+E Rhythmic AC KHHT (HOT 92.3)/LOS ANGELES morning star RICK DEES is out.
Pres./Market Mgr. GREG ASHLOCK wrote in a memo, "RICK has been with us for a year and we've thoroughly enjoyed every moment. He's a consummate professional and we wish him the best as he pursues some national opportunities. [SVP/Programming] JOHN IVEY will be sharing with you our morning plans for the future later this week."
DEES commented to ALL ACCESS: "We launched a one-year marketing campaign with my friends at CLEAR CHANNEL to increase the awareness and revenue of HOT 92.3. The campaign has been a great success and we look forward to other new shows and marketing strategies with the talented team from CLEAR CHANNEL in the near future. See you on the air again soon and at www.rick.com, plus all over the world with the RICK DEES WEEKLY TOP 40 and DAILY DEES RADIO SHOW. Be caller #10."
Succeeding DEES in mornings, at least for the time being, will be JIMMY REYES, who will continue to do 7p-midnight on SATURDAYS, reports GARY LYCAN of the OC REGISTER. In mornings, REYES will be complemented by holdovers NATALIA PEREZ doing entertainment reports and producer KEITH RHODES.