Shocking move in radioland: The perennially No. 1 KVJ Show, a morning staple in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for 14 years, ends Friday.
It’s another Gossip Extra exclusive: The KVJ Show, which has been on the Clear Channel-owned Wild 95.5 FM during morning drive time for 14 years, is moving to Miami The Coast 97.3 FM, a Cox Media Group station.
The move from Top 40 to adult contemporary is sure to shock the fans of Rolston, 40, Sinicki, 39, and Pennington, 36, and their daily banter.
Some of the topics included Rolston’s obsession with Larry King‘s farting problem, Pennington’s search for Big Foot and Jackass-style stunts, and the sultry-voiced Sinicki’s relationship with her new husband, Panda.
The show captured the essence of the Palm Beach area in all it gaudiness, fickleness and diversity.
How it will fare in the flash-and-dash Miami/Fort Lauderdale market is left to be seen, although Rolston tells Gossip Extra the cast welcomes the challenge.
“It’s a very exciting time for us,” Rolston said. “We wanted to develop the show more, bring it to the next level, and we understood that if wouldn’t be possible in West Palm Beach.
“The Coast is giving us the resources to create an even better show.”
Still, says Rolston, leaving West Palm after 14 years won’t be easy.
“We haven’t had a contract since January, so we were free to go,” he says. “But we’re sad, too. It feels like we’re leaving family and friends.”
Clear Channel boss Dave Denver says he’s cheering for Rolston and crew. They’ll be replaced Monday by the syndicated New York City-based Elvis Duran.
“We were lucky to have KVJ,” Denver said.
“Many listeners went from junior high school to married with children while listening to them.”
Actually, audiences in Palm Beach and Martin counties will still be able to listen to the trio on the Miami station.
Most of St. Lucie County, however, doesn’t get the signal, which covers all of South Florida south to Key West.
The Coast is owned by The Palm Beach Post‘s parent company. It’s one of the lowest-rated FM stations in the area and is in dire need of star appeal in its lineup.
And a much, much larger following!
Disclaimer: Jose Lambiet appears on the KVJ Show every Friday for the gossip game