Yuma Talk Host Quits On-Air, Moves To Competitor
March 22, 2013 at 4:20 AM (PT)
EL DORADO BROADCASTERS Talk KBLU-A/YUMA, AZ "LIVE AND LOCAL" host RUSS CLARK has exited the station after resigning on the air, reports CBS affiliate KSWT-TV/YUMA. CLARK, who was hosting a weekly show on WEDNESDAYS 8-10a (MT) and is also a YUMA COUNTY Supervisor, will move his show to crosstown MONSTERMEDIA Country KCYK-A (OUTLAW COUNTRY 1400), starting APRIL 1st.
CLARK told the TV station that he exited after 10 years at KBLU when station management asked him to take the show into a more news/less opinion direction. He said that management had "no idea" he would resign.
"They took away my morning show and gave me a one-day-a-week, which, I think was an effort to keep me somewhat engaged without having me be directly opposed to them or directly in competition. But, of course, I need to get back on-air. I need to get back to what I was doing."