KFOG axes DJs; station’s future up in the air
By Sam Whiting : sfgate – excerpt
KFOG-FM, one of the few surviving links to San Francisco’s history of free-form radio on the commercial dial, has gutted its on-air staff in advance of a new format to be introduced April 20.
Four of the station’s six full-time DJs — Annalisa, Renee, Webster and Dred Scott — were laid off without notice Thursday morning. Also let go was weekend voice Rosalie, host of “Acoustic Sunrise” and “Acoustic Sunset” on Sundays. The layoffs were confirmed by a KFOG staffer who would not speak for attribution because of contingencies of the severance package.
The morning drive team of Irish Greg and No Name has been left intact for now, though its third wheel, Renee, is gone.
“There were a couple of centuries’ worth of musical knowledge and Bay Area history that went down in a matter of minutes,” said Rosalie Howarth, a 32-year KFOG veteran, when reached at her home in Walnut Creek. Her Facebook page read simply, “the sun has set … on Acoustic Sunrise and Sunset.” Asked if there will be a farewell show, she said, “you never get to do it in radio, and it’s too bad because I already had all my songs picked out.”… (more)
Now they are killing KFOG? This city has no soul. Lost it quite a while ago. Now we are losing KFOG.