Rodriguez Exits WQAM
May 14, 2009 at 7:54 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has confirmed that longtime BEASLEY Sports WQAM-A/MIAMI "NEIL ROGERS SHOW" producer JORGE RODRIGUEZ has been let go by the station as part of cost-cutting measures. RODRIGUEZ served as a sidekick and fill-in host for ROGERS for several years.
APD/Promotions and Marketing Director LEE "FLEE" FELDMAN has been named ROGERS' new producer and fill-in host on ROGERS' days off. FELDMAN worked with Market Manager JOE BELL as PD/morning man at Alternative WJBX (99X)/FORT MYERS and has also served as APD/MD at the old CLEAR CHANNEL Rock WZTA (94ZETA)/MIAMI and on the air at Rock WXTB (98 ROCK)/TAMPA.
ROGERS has been complaining on the air about the station trying to let RODRIGUEZ go, and he claims to have a clause in his contract allowing him to choose his own producer. SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL columnist TOM JICHA has reported that the station and ROGERS have battled over whether to use "best-of" tapes or a live host during ROGERS' annual SUMMER time off; ROGERS prefers a live show, and RODRIGUEZ has hosted the show during the SUMMER for several years.