Tom Kent TKOs His Three Syndicated Shows
July 3, 2007 at 7:10 AM (PT)
As hinted earlier, TKO RADIO NETWORK President and personality TOM KENT, who is on vacation this week, has indeed dropped a syndication bombshell when he announced to ALL ACCESS that he's quitting as host of his three shows: "Classic Top 40 With TOM KENT," which is a weekday offering, and his two weekend shows, "Hall Of Fame Coast To Coast," and "Into The '70s With TOM KENT."
KENT, who still retains 50% equity in TKO, told ALL ACCESS, "I really wanted this to work out. I am deeply saddened by it -- the shows are on in over 200 markets, and we have a huge listener and fan base. Sorry that the THOMPSONS and I couldn't reach agreement. I want to thank all of my stations who have supported our shows for all of these years."
TKO RADIO NETWORK GM/CFO SUSAN THOMPSON indicated to ALL ACCESS that she had no comment on KENT's announcement other than to say, "It's business as usual."