Larry Cotlar Out At 'The Champ'/Des Moines
January 5, 2015 at 11:31 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA Sports KBGG-A (THE CHAMP 1700 AM)/DES MOINES afternoon personality LARRY COTLAR is no longer with the station, according to a report in the DES MOINES REGISTER. COTLAR posted news of his exit last WEDNESDAY on FACEBOOK.
"As you may or may not have heard, 'THE ZONE' is no more," COTLAR wrote. "No longer am I with CUMULUS MEDIA and THE CHAMP. I want to thank [my radio partner] JASON HIGHLY for his hard work on 'THE ZONE.' He was great to work with, and I only regret that he was cheated out of an opportunity.
"I also want to thank [PD] ROBERT REES for his constant fight to keep our show on the air. He did everything he could because he believed in us where others did not."
COTLAR, who continues as the radio play-by-play voice of DRAKE men's basketball, has been a fixture on CENTRAL IOWA media outlets over the years, including a morning program on KXNO (1460 AM).
THE CHAMP reportedly plans to go with CBS SPORTS programming in the afternoons.