West Michigan: Newsmakers July 29, 2008

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Kalamazoo Gazette:

After 21 years at WKZO-AM (590) -- including 14 as the station's afternoon talk show host -- Dave Jaconette signed off for the last time Friday. Jaconette and WKZO Program Director Jay Morris blame cutbacks at the station for Jaconette's departure. "It was a cost-cutting move," Jaconette said. "We didn't talk about it a whole lot on the air because we didn't think it would make for great radio ... but we did want to do a last show, a send-off." Jaconette said the move was not a surprise and that he had "several weeks notice." According to the station's Web site (www.wkzo.com), Jaconette's former time slot will be filled by local hosts Roger Taylor and Jim McKinney from 3 to 5 p.m., and an extra hour of the syndicated Glenn Beck show from 5 to 6 p.m. The 45-year-old native of Detroit has been in Kalamazoo since the mid-1980s when he attended Western Michigan University. He started at WKZO in 1987, doing fill-in work, movie reviews and "traffic" (scheduling the station's commercials)... Talk-show host Jaconette leaves WKZO-AM after 21 years (Tue, 7/29)

 

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