Alpha Media's 'Robbins And Markley' Officially 'Markley And van Camp,' Scott Robbins Not Returning
April 28, 2016 at 4:21 PM (PT)
With SCOTT ROBBINS unable to return after coming off the air last AUGUST due to a heart attack, ALPHA MEDIA's two-market "ROBBINS AND MARKLEY SHOW," heard on News-Talk WMBD-A-W262BY/PEORIA and KXL/PORTLAND, is becoming the "MARKLEY AND VAN CAMP SHOW," with ROBBINS' fill-in DAVID VAN CAMP becoming JAMIE MARKLEY's permanent replacement on MONDAY (5/2). The show airs weekdays 2-6p (CT) on WMBD and 9a-noon (PT) on KXL.
ALPHA EVP/Programming SCOTT MAHALICK said, “DAVID VAN CAMP brings a unique perspective to the show and a great balance to JAMIE MARKLEY, together they are magical.”
MARKLEY posted to FACEBOOK, "Our company has made a decision about the show moving forward, and it's with heavy hearts we post this. I'm sure it goes without saying this whole situation has been very difficult for everyone involved, especially SCOTT. I ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he continues to make progress in different areas of his recovery.
"VAN CAMP, like all of us, feels very conflicted about this. I told him to not feel guilty about anything and reminded him that we wouldn't even have a show on the air if it weren't for him. Although it's taking longer than we hoped and there are no guarantees, I truly believe we haven't heard the last of SCOTT ROBBINS on the radio. Even with all the news yesterday, he was still making me laugh last night.
"God Bless y'all."
PEORIA SVP/Market Manager MIKE WILD and PORTLAND SVP/Market Manager MILT MCCONNELL issued a joint statement saying, "It is with hugely conflicting emotions that we make this announcement ... SCOTT’s big personality, extraordinary wit, and genuine relationship with JAMIE have been huge factors in the show’s success over the last several years. He’s been an amazing talent and made countless contributions to the show and the stations. Unfortunately, SCOTTY is still not able to return. We know his presence will be missed, but the show will be in good hands with JAMIE and DAVE. They have done a remarkable job over the last eight months and we’re 100% committed to their partnership going forward.
"Our entire company is optimistic about SCOTT’s continued improvement, and whenever he is able, we hope to work with him again. But most importantly right now, we simply continue to wish for him to get better. We encourage you to continue to keep SCOTTY in your thoughts and prayers and send him positive vibes for a full and complete recovery."