KKGO/Los Angeles Afternoon Personality Paul Freeman To Retire In September
August 3, 2016 at 7:14 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that MT. WILSON BROADCASTERS Country KKGO (GO COUNTRY)/LOS ANGELES afternoon personality PAUL FREEMAN is set to retire from the business in SEPTEMBER and relocate closer to family members in WASHINGTON state. When he leaves KKGO, it will mark the end of a 40-year career in LOS ANGELES radio, which has included stops at Rock KEZY; Top 40 KKDJ, KIIS, and KODJ; then-Hot AC KYSR; two stints at former Country KZLA, and KKGO. FREEMAN has held down afternoons there since 2008; he joined the station upon its flip to Country in 2007.
The move also comes during a time of transition at KKGO. PD TONYA CAMPOS left last month (NET NEWS 7/15). Middays have been open since the departure of CHRISTINE MARTINDALE in MARCH (NET NEWS 3/18), with the daypart tracked by Country artists DUSTIN LYNCH and CASSADEE POPE. With FREEMAN leaving, that now leaves a hole in afternoons. No word so far on plans to fill the daypart.