Kane Replaces Hot Morning Mess At WIHT
November 1, 2006 at 10:29 AM (PT)
Rumors become reality as CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WFLZ/TAMPA PD/afternoon personality KANE -- who resigned yesterday (NET NEWS 10/31) -- heads to wakeups at sister Top 40 WIHT (HOT 99.5)/WASHINGTON, beginning NOVEMBER 13th. He's replacing the HOT MORNING MESS, featuring MARK KAYE, KRIS GAMBLE and Producer RON ROSS, who are out immediately.
KANE, who worked with CLEAR CHANNEL OM/WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE JEFF KAPUGI at WFLZ when KAPUGI was the PD, said, "I'm so excited to be reunited with JEFF KAPUGI. He and I are like SNOOP and DR. DRE! I am very grateful for this opportunity, and special thanks to DAVE PUGH, MARC CHASE, DOUG HAMAND and BRAD HARDIN. I look forward to joining the already amazing team at HOT 99.5!"
"HOT 99.5 is lucky to have the opportunity to get a high-profile personality like KANE," said KAPUGI. "This is the final piece of the air staff for HOT 99.5 that will take us to new heights."
Until KANE arrives, APD/MD/afternooner TOBY KNAPP will handle wakeups. Once KANE is in place, the line up will be VIBEGRRL from 10a-3p, TOBY KNAPP from 3-7p and THE HOT FREEK SHOW WITH GROOVES from 7p-midnight.
And, anyone interested in becoming KANE's sidekick, send your package now to firstname.lastname@example.org for the EEO post.
KAYE remarked on his and KRIS' departure: "We were informed after this morning's broadcast that our contract was not being renewed. We are still processing this surprising turn of events. SUMMER 2006 was our best ratings period ever. We are #1 with women 18-34 (HOT 99.5's key demo) and had a 9.0 share overall. While we are baffled by the decision of HOT 99.5's management, we respect that it was theirs to make. We look forward to bringing our #1-rated morning show to a new outlet soon. Any further questions or inquiries should be directed to THE ROBERT EATMAN AGENCY, (310) 459-3728."