Coz Carson Quits On Air At WVON-A/Chicago
December 28, 2007 at 6:21 AM (PT)
It's never a good sign when a PD announces his resignation on the air. But that's what happened MONDAY when COZ CARSON dropped the bombshell just as he was signing off after filling in for midday host SANTITA JACKSON on MIDWAY BROADCASTING Urban News/Talk WVON-A/CHICAGO, reports ROBERT FEDER in THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.
After barely six months as PD, CARSON said he was leaving to become morning co-host at ACCESS.1 Talk WWRL-A/NEW YORK, starting JANUARY 2nd.
"I believe we accomplished a lot at WVON, but I was really only 30% into what I wanted to do here," he said later. "I know WVON has a great deal of potential, and I wish them success. I am extremely excited about my new opportunity."
Citing "creative differences" for the parting, MIDWAY Pres./CEO MELODY SPANN-COOPER said WEDNESDAY she's had no contact with CARSON since she heard him quit on the air.
"Whether he pulled the plug or I did, it was clear that we were not going to go into '08 together," she said. "I wish him well."
SPANN-COOPER said she plans to "look inside and outside of the station" for a replacement.
Mark Riley Resigns At WWRL
In front of CARSON's arrival at ACCESS.1 Talk WWRL-A/NEW YORK, morning co-host MARK REILLY has resigned, reportedly on the air.
Sources report co-host RICHARD BEY will remain with WWRL, apparently teamed with CARSON.