Chris Booker Exits 97.1 AMP Radio, the Latest Entercom Firing Casualty – Variety
Los Angeles’ radio group continues to bleed expertise as Chris Booker, host of the AMP Morning Present on L.A. Prime 40 radio station 97.1 AMP, has been let go. His final broadcast — which was pre-taped — aired this morning (April 2). The station is owned by Entercom, dad or mum firm to various rock station KROQ, which just lately noticed huge layoffs of each on-air personalities and help positions.
The radio veteran has held place at New York’s Okay-Rock 92.three FM and WNEW in addition to Q102 in Philadelphia earlier than shifting to the west coast. As well as, he was a correspondent for “Leisure Tonight,” a daily presence on VH-1 and has co-hosted the the favored “Perez Hilton Podcast With Chris Booker” since July 2015. Apart from two years, he’s been with the corporate since 1994.
When reached by Selection, Booker stated: “There are larger issues on the planet than Chris Booker not working tomorrow. I’ll miss my interactions with my viewers, however onward and upward.”
Booker’s exit follows that of Kevin Ryder, a staple of morning radio on L.A. station KROQ for the previous 30 years, who was fired from the station and escorted from the constructing by safety guards, per experiences on March 18, and earlier this yr Kevin & Bean Present” co-host, Gene “Bean” Baxter. (Ted Stryker and Kevin Klein took over the morning slot from “Kevin & Bean.”) Additionally final month, longtime KROQ program director Kevin Weatherly departed for a gig at Spotify.
The AMP Morning Present was hosted by Booker together with Chelsea Briggs and Krystal Bee. It incessantly drew high pop stars to its studio, amongst them: Selena Gomez, Halsey, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello and Niall Horan.
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Selection has reached out to Entercom for remark.