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Dick Bionde

Dick has not been on WLS-FM for over a month. Jeff Davis has been filling in. He hasn't sounded well this year. He has been forgetful and talking over the song introductions. Anyone have any information? Thanks in advance!
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    Monday, May 01 2017, 12:22 PM - #permalink
    I don't know what's going with Dick Biondi (proper spelling) either. However, Jeff Davis was among those let go from the station late last week, so no telling what's going on with the air staff. I heard Abby Ryan back on there on Sunday after she had recently been replaced by Danny Lake.

    Biondi will be 85 this September, so anything is possible. Like everyone else, I'm hoping he is OK and gets back on the air for as long as he wants!!
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    Tuesday, May 02 2017, 04:06 AM - #permalink
    Jeff Davis was not let go. He's voice tracked from California I believe. He was on last night (Monday, May 1st)

    As for Dick Biondi, I hope he's well. I know a documentary of his career, "The Dick Biondi Film" is being made.

    He might be busy helping out with that.
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    Tuesday, May 02 2017, 12:47 PM - #permalink
    I also hope that Dick Biondi is OK.

    Like Alex (above), I thought I read somewhere that Jeff Davis was among the cuts last week, and noticed he has still been on the air. Was wondering about that as well. I don't recall which story it was that said that, but looks like somebody got their facts wrong.

    Glad Jeff Davis is still on!
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    Tuesday, May 02 2017, 09:53 PM - #permalink
    I thought I read somewhere that Jeff Davis was among the cuts last week,
    Yep. You read that exclusive bit of information here on CRM. Jeff Davis is indeed gone. His nighttime time slot will be split between weekenders Danny Lake and Tom O'Toole. Davis will still be used occasionally for fill-ins.
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    Wednesday, May 03 2017, 06:30 AM - #permalink
    So glad we will hear more of Tom O'Toole! I always look forward to when he is on the air. Even though WLS doesn't give the jocks much time to talk, he makes those seconds count with interesting information and funny anecdotes or comments. Danny Lake does a great job as well so I will be back to listening to WLS-FM in the evenings.
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    Wednesday, May 03 2017, 01:24 PM - #permalink
    Thanks, Larz, for the clarification on Jeff Davis. Sorry I didn't remember that I saw it here!!

    As for WLS-FM, well, all they did was reduce full-time pay into part-time pay for nights. Typical.
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    Wednesday, May 03 2017, 10:00 PM - #permalink
    Jeff was (Will be as a fill in) tracked from out of state, it kind of make sense to localize it. They have part time staffers working there at the NBC, they just re hired Danny Lake. Might as well put them to work. In the local studio.

    Jeff runs his own voiceover business outside of Los Angeles. He had been doing the voice imaging work for WLS-AM and for a time WLS-FM on and off over the years.

    Dick Biondi will be back.

    On a side note, they seemed to have opened up the playlist a little. Not sure what it's in response to, but there's more variety.
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