WBHJ Fires Its Morning Show
September 14, 2012 at 9:08 AM (PT)
COX Urban WBHJ (95.7 JAMZ)/BIRMINGHAM has jettisoned its morning show. ROY WOOD JR, NU YORK and B-MONEY are out.
Although the station has maintained consistently high ratings, the station decided to make the change. WOOD told a local BIRMINGHAM television station he suspected the station’s move may have been prompted by the fact that the entire COX/BIRMINGHAM cluster is for sale.
There has been no official statement from WBHJ or COX management, but ROY WOOD JR. released this statement:
"I'm proud to have had the chance to entertain the good folks of BIRMINGHAM every morning on 95.7 FM. Sadly, the day of no longer has arrived. This has been an amazing year for me! I joined the cast of a hilarious comedy show, which was picked up for a second season, and still managed host the number one morning radio show in BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. However, it would be impossible to keep up that pace forever. So for the sake of my health and my momma, who still has a dream of me giving her grandkids one day, I will comply with management's decision to end the ROY WOOD JR. Morning Show. I hope I have entertained you. I hope I educated you. I hope I brought us all closer, because that is the true purpose of all media. It was a pleasure!"