Last month I posted about how The Mighty Morning Show on Indie 103.1 was the best morning radio show in LA. Last week it disappeared off the air with no explanation of what happened. The station said that Dicky quit to focus on the Kimmel show fulltime but that sounded lie a huge pile of crap. Turns out, it was. This morning LA Voice has a press release from Dicky explaining exactly what happened and why he was fired.
“The man hired to ”coach” me “trying to get the show to the next level” Dan Kieley said “Dicky is a true talent and a radio star” and ”it’s a great Morning Show”
I was fired for being unwilling to be, in Dawn Girocco’s words ”more mainstream” It was a great morning show. It is unfair to let people think I walked away to put more work into loudly reading twenty to thirty words a night on Jimmy’s T.V. show. I worked hard on the Mighty Morning Show. I along with Stacey, Chuck, and Liz, built and grew it to what it was. You could count on it (for the most part) to provide you with interesting, compelling content and better music then any other show on the air in the morning.”
There’s also some insight into the constant Clear Channel or not discussions surrounding the station:
“At that point the FCC said Clear Channel who operated Indie 103.1 out of the Entravision offices could no longer do so – All business ties on paper we’re severed – It became a full Entravision property – But the hard right leaning Clear Channel program director and station manager (along with a lot of the behind the scenes technical employees) were already firmly in place – It is in Clear Channel’s best interest that Indie 103.1 exist”
Complaints can be directed to Michael Steele (program director) at [email protected] or give him a ring 877.900.1031
And Dicky – if you want to start podcasting The Might Metroblogging Show just say the world and we’ll hook you up!
Keep listening…Jonesy’s not going anywhere. If you need to find a new choice in mornings, that’s cool. Do what you need to do, we did.
Sent via BlackBerry from EarthLink Wireless.
So there you have it, doesn’t sound like he’s sticking to the “Dicky quit” story any longer does it?