Saturday, May 30, 2009

Classical KDFC drops 2 on-air personalities

A week after KKSF flipped from jazz to classic rock, there's word of cut backs at classical station KDFC 102.1, a station owned by the Entercom chain out of Philadelphia. John Evans (pictured) is out after seven years in the afternoon drive-time slot, and 30 years in the market. Also gone is morning news woman Betsy O'Connor. Instead of hiring a new afternoon personality, morning man Hoyt Smith is now doing his show from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and midday host Dianne Nicolini is on from 1 to 7. Program Director Bill Lueth's only comment to us was "KDFC is a special radio station in a special city." No doubt the station's fans hope it stays that way.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

KDFC has lost its way in recent years, becoming more a "pops" station that apparently appeals to young women.

Anonymous said...

The young ladies are just fine.
--Pops

Anonymous said...

Their format doesn't have much talk so it's probably not a big deal for a dj to have a long shift. I haven't checked, but my guess is that the dj doesn't talk live more than maybe three times an hour.

sparkly said...

John Evans was the best DJ at KDFC imo. They made a big mistake in letting him go. They just dont have as much of a presence without him, at least for me. He'll be missed.

Anonymous said...

It was only a matter of time for Evans. He made so many errors of fact and pronunciation that his sacking was inevitable. Even when he played a piece or movement that differed from what he'd announced, he contended that he hadn't made a mistake!