Mickey Cucchiella Exits Mornings At WIYY, New Wakeup Show To Debut July 8th
July 1, 2013 at 4:44 AM (PT)
HEARST-ARGYLE Active Rock WIYY (98 ROCK)/BALTIMORE morning host MICKEY CUCCHIELLA is exiting the station, citing personal issues, with 98 ROCK set to debut a new wakeup show on JULY 8th.
THE BALTIMORE SUN posts a video in which CUCCHIELLA says, "I just want to take this time to talk to everybody and explain a couple of things. Number one, I won't be doing the show any more. I'm heartbroken by it, and it's something I will certainly miss.
"... The last year or so, I've been battling pretty badly with depression. It's getting better at times, but it's also pretty sad at times... I've been through a lot... Between the death of my mother and the eventual separation and then eventual divorce from my wife, I've just never gotten back to where I was."
PD DAVE HILL told the paper, "He's got a lot of personal things in his life that have just taken a toll, and we agreed with his decision. Well miss him."
HILL would not comment on whether current co-hosts AMELIA RYERSE and JOSH SPIEGEL would be a part of the new show.