WDYT/Charlotte Drops Local Morning Show
July 21, 2008 at 4:35 AM (PT)
CRN COMMUNICATIONS Talk WDYT-A (THINK RADIO)/CHARLOTTE drops its local morning show with JON ROBINSON in favor of syndication due to financial considerations. ROBINSON, who had been chronicling his battle with cancer in his neck and had been off the air during chemotherapy, is out the door along with producer DAVE ULRICH, News Dir. KEVEN CASEY, co-host MOLLY CARROLL, and sports anchor CHRIS STOWE.
ROBINSON told the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER's MARK WASHBURN, "Timing is bad, but it isn't about them kicking me to the curb when I'm down and out." GM DEANNA GRECO, who said that she hopes to bring ROBINSON and the show back if financial fortunes allow and the staff is available at that time, added, "It's a tough advertising market out there. Everybody's going through the same thing. It's a cycle. It will come around."