Friday, September 14, 2012

KFOX drops morning man Greg Kihn

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KFOX-FM 98.5 and 102.1 has decided not to renew the contract of longtime morning man Greg Kihn. His last show was this morning.

Kihn has been doing the morning drive at KFOX for 16 years after a music career that included the MTV video hits such as "Jeopardy" and "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'em Like That)."

Management decided not to renew Kihn's contract, and the parting was amicable, said his manager, Joel Turtle.

When a station is looking to cut costs, those who are getting paid the most are vulnerable, Turtle said.

Kihn, 63, is a creative guy who, in addition to music and broadcasting, has written four novels and a book of short stories. He has a fifth novel in the works titled "Rubber Soul." He also has a screenplay in development for a cable series about how the mafia ran the New York City music industry in the 1960s. “I’ll be back on the air soon doing what I love to do most," Kihn said in a statement yesterday.

3 comments:

Michael Patrick said...

Oh and now this Monday morning they've changed their format to yesterday's less threatening classic rock, recent years' blander rock, a gentle and "palatable" voice in the station ID/promo, and Annalisa from KFOG. It's advertising itself as good for the workplace, the way those comfy stations KBAY and KOIT do. I've personally mocked KFOX as "all the same, all the time," but local radio just got more boring.

Anonymous said...

way to lose listeners. you just lost me.

Anonymous said...

Me, too.