Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Longtime Bay Area FM Jock Don Bleu Has Apparently Been Shown The Door; Tonsiled For KYUU, K-101 And Big 103
Another iconic Bay Area broadcaster has apparently bit the dust--Longtime FM jock, Don Bleu; he of KYUU, K-101 (Star 101) and most recently BIG 103. 7. (IHeart)
We say "apparently" because we can't confirm his 86ing but several broadcast sources tell me privately, "He Gone!"
This is happening now all too frequently.
Bleu wasn't my favorite FM tonsil but based on pure longevity and that's 30+ years in the Bay Area, he had a fairly successful run and a pretty strong following among listeners.
In the daily broadcasting business model that apparently doesn't count these days and if you're that good, (and Bleu is pretty decent), you'd have to pay for talented people, a virtual no-no in radio today.
Take care, Don.
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