Jack Diamond Is Replaced By The Bert Show On WRQX
April 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM (PT)
Rumor becomes reality as CUMULUS Hot AC WRQX (MIX107.3)/WASHINGTON, D.C. is bringing aboard "THE BERT SHOW" hosted by BERT WEISS with co-hosts JEFF DAULER and KRISTIN KLINGSHIRN for mornings replacing JACK DIAMOND.
"I love D.C. It was great being on MIX with JACK DIAMOND and to think I would return to D.C. and take over mornings on the legendary MIX 107.3 is just awesome," WEISS said.
"Thank you to all who have listened to and participated on my show for the past 24 years! It has been an amazing privilege and honor to have spent over two decades back in my hometown. In every performer's career, there comes a time when a new stage or fresh piece of canvas with a new palette of colors calls your name. That time has come for me. I am very excited about the future! I'm also excited to see one of my protégés and partners, BERT WEISS, continue what I started here given BERT joined me on a couple occasions over those 24 years," DIAMOND said.
THE BERT SHOW will premiere on MIX 107.3 on MAY 16th.
CUMULUS co-COO JOHN DICKEY told ALL ACCESS, "JACK's ratings were lagging the station, some books by a considerable margin it was clear that the market had voted and it's time to chart a new path. BERT's experience in the market and his unparalleled ability to understand and connect with the core audience made this decision very easy."
"BERT WEISS is an iconic radio talent with roots here in WASHINGTON -- even meeting his wife here -- and we’re thrilled to make the ‘THE BERT SHOW’ available to radio listeners in the area," said Market Mgr. MARK O’BRIEN. "BERT’s relatable style, the quality of his guests and the topics he talks about are exactly the right fit for our listeners and advertisers."
Earlier this morning, DIAMOND posted on his FACEBOOK page, "I have NEVER been happier or more excited about the future and my career. It's SO good, I just had to share. xo"