This 12 months has not been variety to radio hosts. Carla Marie and Anthony have been fired in Seattle, Frosty Stilwell was reduce from his present in L.A., and now Reagan Warfield and Bethany Linderman have been changed on Baltimore’s Combine 106.5 FM.
The duo’s final broadcast aired on Aug. 31, and their morning slot was given to former San Diego DJs Steve Kramer and Jessica Dutra. What’s worse, neither listeners nor the presenters themselves have been warned in regards to the shake-up forward of time.
What occurred to Reagan and Bethany?
In line with Bethany, fast dismissals are a typical incidence in her line of labor. “[The station] simply determined to go in a distinct route, which is form of one thing that occurs in radio, sadly,” she informed The Baltimore Solar.
Earlier than they have been let go, the co-hosts had been recording from completely different places as a result of coronavirus pandemic. “I believe that we work so nicely collectively that like, I actually assume I might have struggled doing that with anyone else,” Bethany stated of navigating the worldwide well being disaster with Reagan.
The New York native formally knowledgeable followers of her departure in a Sept. 1 Instagram submit. “Unhappy information… My time at Combine is over,” she wrote. “Thanks to everybody in Baltimore who made me really feel so welcome and heat!! Thanks to the nice listeners and callers and shoppers and pals who’ve made my journey right here so enjoyable and highly effective!”
Bethany concluded her message with a shout-out to Reagan: “Thanks for being an excellent associate and an excellent higher good friend!”
In a observe on his Fb web page, Reagan supplied up an analogous sentiment. “Effectively, that was fairly a experience,” the married father of 1 shared. “This 12 months, I secretly celebrated my 20th 12 months in radio and on the Combine 106.5 morning present. Yesterday, I realized that the journey has come to an finish.”
Reagan revealed that he began as an intern on the station when he was simply 19 years outdated. “Radio is particular, intimate, and has the facility to attach with folks in profound methods,” he said. “Bethany, we created a number of wild radio and I can’t thanks sufficient for the previous few years.”
Each Reagan and Bethany are not sure of what they need to do subsequent.
In his Fb submit, Reagan admitted that he has “no concept what’s subsequent,” however informed listeners that he just lately accomplished a grasp’s in media and communications “in anticipation of my subsequent chapter.”
The on-air persona additionally stated that he’s “open to all recommendations” and to maintain him in thoughts “in the event you hear of alternative for a passionate man able to tackle the world in a brand new method.”
As for Bethany, she hasn’t determined if she’ll keep in Baltimore. “A part of me desires to get again on the air instantly. After which the opposite a part of me is like, the world is my oyster, I can form of do something now,” she defined to The Baltimore Solar.
“We’ve at all times talked on our present about how folks reinvent themselves and the way individuals are taking dangers and making waves, and I believe that we will form of observe that spirit,” she added.
We want Reagan and Bethany the perfect of luck transferring ahead!