July 08, 2005

Wild Picks Strawberry In The Morning

After weeks of speculation regarding who would replace the fired Doghouse morning show at Wild 94.9 (KYLD), the station has decided to move evening host Strawberry to the sunrise shift starting Monday (July 11) at 6 a.m.

StrawberryThe most persistent rumor from inside The Bay Area's Party Station pointed toward Strawberry, although former Wild morning mammal Mancow (currently syndicated out of Chicago) and the syndicated Playhouse team (out of Portland) were also grist for the mill.

Strawberry, a product of the San Jose State University school of broadcasting, began his radio career interning at Hot 97.7 (KHQT) in the Southbay before moving up to Wild 94.9 as ringleader of the "Strawberry and The Bumrush" program.

DJ Fay Carmona will co-host with Strawberry on the new show, which will be produced by New York radio exile Rick Del Gado, who was fired in February from Hot 97 (WQHT) in the Big Apple following the broadcast of an ill-conceived parody song for tsunami relief. Del Gado had been a producer for WNEW/New York's Opie & Anthony show, which was terminated after airing a couple having sex in St. Patrick's Cathedral.

What do you think of Wild's choice?

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