KOST's Wallengren Salutes Departing Co-Host Kim Amidon
November 29, 2007 at 4:04 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL AC KOST/LOS ANGELES' longtime morning-co-host MARK WALLENGREN has offered his own sentiments to the budgetary-caused departure of 22-year co-host KIM AMIDON.
"I wanted to take just a brief moment and tell you how grateful I am personally to my partner of nearly 22 years, KIM AMIDON," he said. "The real magic of any successful show is balance. Nothing is more boring than listening to two people who are exactly alike. We weren't. It created friction at times but there was always magic on the air. She is a remarkable woman and will always remain one of my dearest friends and family members.
Will I be OK? Yes. Will the station be OK? Absolutely. Will I miss her? What do you think?
"We can all speculate and try to wrap our heads around whatever process occurred that concluded that, despite all our past and current success, her services would no longer be needed," he continued. "But let us not forget, she broke ground, was feisty, she couldn’t be ignored and is an incredible example to any woman in this business.
"Will I be OK? Yes. Will the station be OK? Absolutely. Will I miss her? What do you think?"
Earlier, CLEAR CHANNEL AC KOST/LOS ANGELES, PD STELLA SCHWARTZ seconded that emotion: "This is a very emotional day for everyone at our station. KIM has given us 22 years of great memories and we will be forever grateful for her many contributions to our success. It has been a great ride that I had hoped would never end. I love KIM."