Radio can be such a personal medium that its a bit of a shock when its cold, corporate face shines through. News broke this week that Wendy Snyder, part of Steve Dahl’s show for awhile, has been quietly fired. The only mention on the show was Dahl’s “she’s not coming back” answer to a caller’s inquiry. Odd that, on a show based largely on the personal lives its hosts, Snyder can become an unmentionable non-entity overnight.
Matt from Chicago Radio & TV asks “whether the move was a cost-cutting measure on the part of the CBS-owned station or whether there was a personality conflict between Dahl and Snyder. Either way, Snyder’s departure can’t be a positive sign for the struggling station.”
Maybe her salary can be put towards the Garry Meier fund?
(Public radio, by contrast, is not know for its personal voice– what do you know about Steve Inskeep’s favorite TV show or music? Neverthess, listeners were told this week that local WBEZ morning host Lisa Labuz is out on maternity leave.)