Dave Morey wrote a letter here in the comments section about his take on the KFOG Morning Show ouster.
Here's his letter:
KFOG was ALWAYS consulted. First - by Lee Abrams...the A-Hole who concocted the
Superstars format. An interesting idea that kinda worked - but when we in SF
started tinkering with his master plan - to humanize and localize it - he turned
into a total turd.
Salvadore (sales) DESTROYED the original concept-
took it to "Classic Rock." Blecch. We bottomed out.
Then - Pat Evans as PD -
Heavy Metal Ballads. KFOG almost died.
Enter Dwight Walker as new GM - and
the Rebirth of KFOG as a hybrid Triple A station - consulted by John Bradley
(SBR) where we earned and enjoyed our greatest success as an intelligent,
full-service radio station. Under Program Directors Greg Solk, later Paul
Marszelek and then Dave Bensen, KFOG became part of the community. A rare
privilege that every radio station dreams of. All of us working overtime to
provide an alternative to sophomoric low-brow predictable typical CRAP
Our dream was to become a station that all of San Francisco could turn
to as a voice that truly reflected the Bay Area. We were that...for a while. We
were proud of the product and our parent company, Susquehanna, appreciated our
Dwight Walker, Jude Heller, Bill Ruck, and the people whose names
you know - Rosalie, Annalisa, Renee, Peter, Big Rick and lots more I wish I
could rattle off now ----
Hey - Greg - Webster. Sorry you guys couldn't
get out earlier so you wouldn't be forever connected with KFOG-past.
Know that is good - to have KFOG (a GREAT radio station) on your resume. And -
if you wanna do a show on WTF...lemme know.
PS - With
very few exceptions, terrestrial radio is dead and rightfully so. Somewhere
along the way it turned into real estate.
BUT - if-I-may...speaking on
behalf of those who were lucky enough to be there while it still welcomed and
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