Post by Till Da World Ends [MARK] on May 23, 2008 19:32:37 GMT -5
CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WIOQ (Q102)/PHILADELPHIA morning maniac BOOKER went MIA from the station's website earlier TODAY.
PD RICK VAUGHN confirmed to ALL ACCESS, “BOOKER is off the air. We are exploring programming options. For now, we are playing more music.”
The station also confirmed that producer BLAIRE GALATON and sidekick ANGI TAYLOR also were let go. Sidekick DIEGO RAMOS will remain at the station, but the show will not carry his name.
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This is a huge WTF to me. The Booker morning show has been on for like a year now and it seemed like it was pretty popular, and it was an OK show. And Blaire and Angi have been at the station for years I believe (as is Diego), so i wanna know what went down.. its seriously had me at awe. WTF is going on?
Post by Till Da World Ends [MARK] on May 23, 2008 19:40:31 GMT -5
LOL! I really should. I mean I liked the booker show but sometimes I did wanna hear music in the morning instead of them. But other times I didn't.
This is really shocking to me though. It might not seem it to some people but I guess you have to be a Q102 listener to really be surprised. I've listened to that show many times and I liked all of them (Booker, Blair, Angi), and now all of a sudden out of nowhere they all get fired and the Booker show is caput? With no explanation? It's really, WTF.
Post by Till Da World Ends [MARK] on May 23, 2008 19:43:32 GMT -5
Q102's Booker fired after today's show Q102 morning host Chris Booker was fired after today's show, along with co-host Angi Taylor and show producer Blaire Galaton. The station, which had recently demanded Booker play more music during the show, seeks to go to a more music-heavy format, we're told. Co-host Diego Ramos, who has been at the radio station since the mid-1990s will remain, and will serve in an unknown capacity at the station. Booker joined Q102 about two years ago and had a year left on his contract. Typically in radio if a host is fired on a management whim and not for any fault of his own, he would be paid out the life of his contract. Booker did not immediately return a request for comment this morning. Booker's girlfriend Alycia Lane, fired by CBS3 in January, is on a national search for a television job. With Booker's firing, the couple, which is quite serious, could end up leaving town if one or both land a job in another market. Meanwhile Angi Taylor, who appeared by Internet feed from Chicago during most of her time with the Booker Show, had only recently moved to Philadelphia and began working in studio with the show, so today's termination likely stings harder for her. Taylor did not respond to requests for comment this morning. All references to the Booker Show were removed from Q102.com this morning. "This was not a reflection on anybody's performance," Loraine Ballard Morrill a Clear Channel/Q102 spokeswoman told us moments ago. "We're looking at more programming options but in the meantime we're playing more music," said Morrill who said Booker wasn't fired, he's still considered an employee at the station. "So he'll be paid throughout his contract," we asked. Morrill said she couldn't discuss that. She did say that Taylor and Galaton were no longer Clear Channel employees.
UPDATE: Angi Taylor, who said fortunately she had actually not yet moved to town says she was shocked that "after bringing in the numbers this show achieved that we were all let go. I love Philly and I love Q. I also know it wasn't about us and I have to keep that in mind. I wish we had the chance to say goodbye to our listeners who are such a part of our lives, but I know that's not how it's done. I'll miss this job like crazy," Taylor told us today by e-mail.
this is just too much, lol. especially since the show had high ratings i believe. now they dont have a morning show at all. ugh.. philly radio is more of a mess than it already was lol
Post by Till Da World Ends [MARK] on May 23, 2008 20:02:24 GMT -5
LOL! that's what i was just gonna say. they are going more "music-intensive" now.. Umm.. i think having the #1 and #2 songs at like 150 spins is pretty intensive, and now without a morning show, the top songs WILL have over 200 spins, lol.
IMO, the morning show wasnt that much of a problem because people want to hear the morning show instead of the music, it really depends. the main problem with Q102 with me is too many commercials and over-played songs.
Post by Till Da World Ends [MARK] on May 23, 2008 20:05:10 GMT -5
yeah, hopefully. with 4 hours of extra time to play music, it would be nice if they spread out the spins like how Z100 does it.. they dont have any songs over 100 spins and a lot of songs get nice amounts of spins b/c the songs are all spreaded out. q102 could learn from them.
LOL! Seriously! You should seriously request Untouched though. Tell them that you were visting family in Peoria, IL and you heard it on the radio there all the time and you wanted to hear it here too! HAHAH! It worked for the station up here when I told them I heard U + Ur Hand in New York. LOL!
Post by Till Da World Ends [MARK] on May 23, 2008 20:09:43 GMT -5
LOL! seriously? haha. i really should try it. its so damn hard getting in contact with them though here. the line is always so damn busy. and i text sometimes too but i dont even they care about the texts, lol. and who knows - with q102 - if the song i request is not one of the big 'hits' or ones they like they probably wont want to play it, haha. q102 is just so
the only thing theyve done right lately is putting Break the Ice into power-rotation! haha!
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