My tea was confirmed when Frank Ski made his “big announcement” the day after I posted the link above.
Frank & Wanda’s last show hit the airwaves yesterday, December 20, 2012 and I’ve posted the 1hour+ video below for your viewing/listening pleasure. But while many of you have expressed that he won’t be missed, there are several who actually want to know why he’s leaving.
And for those who want answers, here’s the deal…
I was even stopped in the mall last week and asked if Frank Ski had been fired because of that Walter Jackson interview (click HERE if you missed that).
The truth of the matter is that Frank had been a month to month agreement since early October, as he was negotiating the terms of a new contract. He was rumored to have been asking for a huge pay increase, but he also wanted his morning show to be syndicated.
V-103 couldn’t oblige Frank’s demands, so Frank decided to walk away from the deal. It’s my understanding that CBS Radio wanted to keep V-103’s morning show “local” being that just about every other show was syndicated… i.e. Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley… they felt Atlanta’s market was hot enough to maintain it’s own local morning show.
This is not something that I have not been thinking about for a long time. I actually started thinking about it during my last contract five years ago. I wanted to be syndicated at this point and CBS could not make it happen.
I knew I had to make a move and I had to do it on faith. Look at Ryan Seacrest… he was in here in Atlanta on the air when I started here and look at him now. Who would have imagined. I feel that I should be able to advance in my career too.
As for the rumors of marital problems and his home being on the market because he’s leaving Atlanta, Frank Ski says his home is for sale, but he’s not leaving anytime soon.
I had already purchased another home to be closer to my kids’ school. The drive was over an hour for my wife each way each day and it was too inconvenient. I’m not leaving Atlanta. FULL INTERVIEW
CBS Radio recently announced that they have signed a deal with former traffic guy Crash Clark to become a full time employee and sidekick to Ryan Cameron on his new morning show at V103. Ryan and Crash are reportedly close friends.
In case you were wondering who’s up for Ryan’s afternoon spot…
It will be filled by non other than industry vet Big Tigger, who is returning to the radio scene.
Pour out a lil liquor for Frank & Wanda morning show. The pair did their final show on-air this morning (December 21, 2012) and Ryan Cameron is now the “King” of V-103.
Watch the final Frank & Wanda Morning Show below…