Neil Rogers Exits WQAM Middays
June 22, 2009 at 3:00 PM (PT)
Longtime MIAMI-FORT LAUDERDALE radio talker NEIL ROGERS is exiting middays at BEASLEY Talk WQAM-A/MIAMI but has signed an agreement as a consultant to the station.
In a press release, attorney and agent NORM KENT said, "Mr. ROGERS has no intention of seeking other on-air work at this time, and has directed me not to seek any such employment, though under our agreement with WQAM, this is not prohibited." ROGERS had been doing his show from his TORONTO home under an unusual deal for the last few years that gave him three out of five summer days off. His was also the only non-sports talk show on the station; a new sports-oriented show will be announced as ROGERS' replacement.
VP/Market Manager JOE BELL said, "NEIL ROGERS was a ratings leader in MIAMI for years and we’re happy that we could reach a new accord that works well for both parties." ROGERS, who was recently suspended for an inadvertent "F-bomb" on the air, has been with WQAM since 1997 and has been on the air in MIAMI since 1976, at WIOD-A, WNWS-A, WKAT-A, WINZ-A, and WINZ-F.