Fred Toucher Exits 99X
March 16, 2006 at 8:49 AM (PT)
SUSQUEHANNA Alternative WNNX (99X)/ATLANTA morning co-host FRED TOUCHER of TOUCHER, JIMMY & LESLIE exits this FRIDAY, MARCH 17th, following the 99X morning show's "KEGS AND EGGS" celebration at FADO. TOUCHER started in nights at 99X. He has been with the station for the past seven years.
According to his website, TOUCHER, ex-99X jocks RICH SHERTENLEIB, and CRASH may be CBS RADIO "FREE FM" bound. The trio auditioned for three days last month on KZON/PHOENIX. No official details yet on the trio's destination.
TOUCHER said, "I would like to thank all the people at 99X for the last 7 years and for giving me a chance to actually have a `last show.' I have wanted to work with RICH ever since we first met at 99X 7 years ago. When he left the KRADDICK show in DECEMBER and then Crash was let go from 99X I knew that putting a show together with them was an opportunity that I didn't want to pass up."
99X PD/morning co-host LESLIE FRAM said, "Some of the most talented people in radio have walked the halls of 99X and in my opinion the funniest and one of the most creative talents is FRED TOUCHER. One of the sadest days for me will be the last day doing the morning show with FRED. I hired him 7 years ago to do nights and we all quickly knew that he was destined to break-out into drive times. I am confident he will continue to experience major success in a major market."
FRAM continued, "In the meantime, AXEL will move from afternoon drive to work with myself, JIMMY BARON, and Producer WALLY for mornings."
While no official announcement has been made about TOUCHER's successor, FRAM is looking for great morning or afternoon talent. You can send MP3s to firstname.lastname@example.org or CDs to: 99X, LESLIE FRAM, 780 Johnson Fairy Rd. 5th Floor, ATLANTA, GA 30342.