Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Rockin' Soul Show is Off The Air - But For How Long?

First reported by DCRTV.com then confirmed by FMBQ, Don Geronimo has left the radio airwaves once again yesterday. Here's what DCRTV reported yesterday:

Geronimo "Fired" From WOCM - 8/4 - A DCRTVer tells us: From the lady who answered the business line at WOCM, Ocean City, "Don Geronimo (right) is no longer with Ocean 98." Earlier, we reported that the DC area radio veteran and former WJFK-FM afternooner did not do his oldies show at 1 PM today. Says the mysterious Mr. Sorce: "They fired me for talking too much and adlibbing during live reads. Oh, and I wanted more than $10 an hour. All true, gotta love radio... Next move maybe sooner before later... but I did have fun for a month." WOCM Program Director Skip Dixxon will now extend his midday shift from 10 AM to 3 PM. Geronimo is rumored to be heading to Sirius XM. Stay tuned.....

It's too bad that the PD at WOCM was oblivious to what he was getting when he hired DJ Doni G for that shift. If he had heard anything recently by Geronimo, Dixxon would've known that the guy likes to talk, not only inbetween the records as well as the live commercials. That's part of his shtick. But this "firing" could also be construed as the usual MO that Geronimo uses when he torches a on-air gig before taking a new one somewhere else (as he has repeatedly mentioned on the air). It's too bad he couldn't use his "Already Gone" song when leaving.

So, for fans of a quality radio entertainment program, it's back to March 14th all over again waiting for a radio dial that has Doni G. talking on it.

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Chris Merritt said...

Thanks for the post! It's so difficult to find information on this guy. I was trying to find out when his new show started only to find out that he's gone already! Wherever he goes, I'll be tuning in - I think Don is the greatest radio personality of all time.

Britt Schramm said...

Chris, no prob. Hopefully, the SiriusXM gig will happen sooner rather than later.