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    Ray Koob out at WMGK

    Just ran across this on Philly.com. Curious if they'll be voice tracking or going with something syndicated.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/enterta...-20180515.html

    Ray Koob, longtime radio host, out at 102.9 WMGK

    Ray Koob’s run at 102.9 WMGK is over, the host says.

    Koob initially posted a messaged on his Facebook fan page this morning thanking fans for “16 years of incredible fun on the radio,” and wrote in the post’s comments that he has been laid off from the station. He has since confirmed his layoff with the Inquirer, saying that he was let go Monday night and his position was eliminated.

    How WMGK plans to fill Koob’s former weeknight slot, which ran from 7 p.m. to midnight, is unclear, as is whether other employees at the station have been laid off. Beasley Broadcast Group, WMGK’s parent company, could not immediately be reached for comment.

    “Thanks to my teammates of the last 16 years at WMGK,” Koob told the Inquirer. “It’s an amazing station, and I’m happy to be a part of the family.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygradel View Post
    Just ran across this on Philly.com. Curious if they'll be voice tracking or going with something syndicated.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/enterta...-20180515.html

    Ray Koob, longtime radio host, out at 102.9 WMGK

    Ray Koob’s run at 102.9 WMGK is over, the host says.

    Koob initially posted a messaged on his Facebook fan page this morning thanking fans for “16 years of incredible fun on the radio,” and wrote in the post’s comments that he has been laid off from the station. He has since confirmed his layoff with the Inquirer, saying that he was let go Monday night and his position was eliminated.

    How WMGK plans to fill Koob’s former weeknight slot, which ran from 7 p.m. to midnight, is unclear, as is whether other employees at the station have been laid off. Beasley Broadcast Group, WMGK’s parent company, could not immediately be reached for comment.

    “Thanks to my teammates of the last 16 years at WMGK,” Koob told the Inquirer. “It’s an amazing station, and I’m happy to be a part of the family.”
    "Position was eliminated" sounds to me like they plan to go wall-to-wall music with liners and sweepers but no host, an autopilot operation. Since today's younger listeners largely consider DJs an annoyance, that would be no surprise.

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    I bet it's another Gardener who takes that spot.
    Host on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM

    Radio DX'er- using Grundig Sat. 750, Tecsun PL-880

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    It's becoming increasingly difficult to staff the 7PM to midnight shift on a station that targets an older audience. Those folks are usually home with the kids, watching TV at that time. Advertisers know this, and aren't rushing to buy spots airing between 7 PM and 5AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygradel View Post
    Just ran across this on Philly.com. Curious if they'll be voice tracking or going with something syndicated.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/enterta...-20180515.html

    Ray Koob, longtime radio host, out at 102.9 WMGK

    Ray Koob’s run at 102.9 WMGK is over, the host says.

    Koob initially posted a messaged on his Facebook fan page this morning thanking fans for “16 years of incredible fun on the radio,” and wrote in the post’s comments that he has been laid off from the station. He has since confirmed his layoff with the Inquirer, saying that he was let go Monday night and his position was eliminated.

    How WMGK plans to fill Koob’s former weeknight slot, which ran from 7 p.m. to midnight, is unclear, as is whether other employees at the station have been laid off. Beasley Broadcast Group, WMGK’s parent company, could not immediately be reached for comment.

    “Thanks to my teammates of the last 16 years at WMGK,” Koob told the Inquirer. “It’s an amazing station, and I’m happy to be a part of the family.”
    Terrible
    Julius May, Philadelphia PA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    It's becoming increasingly difficult to staff the 7PM to midnight shift on a station that targets an older audience. Those folks are usually home with the kids, watching TV at that time. Advertisers know this, and aren't rushing to buy spots airing between 7 PM and 5AM.
    Yeah. You have to wonder if the days of WMMR being "live and local, 24/7" are close to being over as well... Shame.
    Andy Gradel
    Misses his former on-air jobs at WPST, WPLY, WRAT, WHTG and Rowan Radio (WGLS), but doesn't miss the bad hours or pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygradel View Post
    Yeah. You have to wonder if the days of WMMR being "live and local, 24/7" are close to being over as well... Shame.
    The great T. Morgan will be on 7-midnight tonight!

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