Romeo Parlez Vous Francais, Gives Way To Billy The Kidd
January 30, 2009 at 10:56 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS teased earlier about CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WHTZ (Z100)/NEW YORK MD/night stud ROMEO studying up on the French language -- and yes he's heading out after 7 years and will take on a new project with a foreign flair. More on that soon!
Meanwhile, sister Top 40 KHKS (KISS 106.1)/DALLAS APD/MD/night jammer BILLY THE KIDD will join Z100 for nights.
CLEAR CHANNEL SVP/Programming TOM POLEMAN said, "(Z100 & WKQI PD) SHARON (DASTUR) and I have the bittersweet job of announcing that, after 7 years of dominating the airwaves in NEW YORK, ROMEO has decided to take on a new challenge. He tells us he'll be making a formal announcement of where he's going next week. In the meantime, he'll continue on-air through mid February. We're happy to watch him grow, but sad to see him leave.
"ROMEO came to Z to take on nights in 2002. In a short time, he added the Assistant Music Director responsibilities and eventually became our full on Music Director. It's hard to properly express in writing what ROMEO has meant to us. Not only is he a great jock and a brilliant music director, he's also an amazing person. We have no doubt that he'll excel in everything he touches.
"Simultaneously we're excited to share that we've already selected a top notch replacement. Beginning February 23rd, BILLY THE KIDD from our sister station KHKS in DALLAS will become Z100's new evening personality.
BILLY has similarly dominated the evening ratings in DALLAS at KHKS for close to 5 years. He's also worked at WILD 100 in DALLAS and DRQ in Detroit. He's an incredible talent and we know NEW YORK will love him!"