Mason Dixon Now A One Man Show At Q105
December 19, 2008 at 1:03 PM (PT)
Just two months after longtime radio personality "MARVELOUS" MARVIN BOONE was discharged from CBS Oldies WRBQ (Q105)/TAMPA, CBS RADIO has let go the rest of the station's weekday on air staff, except for morning man MASON DIXON, reports TAMPABAY.COM.
In all, four personalities were cut at the station, including DIXON's longtime partner BILL CONNOLLY, JOJO WALKER, RICO BLANCO and MIKE REEVES.
Market Manager ED KRAMPF said the staff changes were focused on elevating the station's ratings performance and were not about saving money.
Stressing that the departing WRBQ personalities would be "replaced by live bodies," KRAMPF said the situation was not entirely comparable to the OCTOBER shakeup at sister station WSJT, where the smooth jazz station's on-air staff was mostly replaced by syndicated programming.