UPDATED – Radio personalities Brett Harris and Tracy Cassidy are, once again, without a station.
Last month, Have You Heard? reported that Manhattan-based Rocking M Media is acquiring the Envision-owned KKGQ, 92.3-FM.
Harris says Rocking M president Christopher Miller told him he couldn’t afford him and Cassidy.
“You guys are a Cadillac, and I can’t really afford a Cadillac,” Harris says Miller said.
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“We snickered,” Harris says. “I guess (we’re) honored that we’re a Cadillac.”
Cassidy says it’s not that Miller and his company can’t afford them.
“It’s not their business model,” she says of keeping their show.
Unlike when Harris and Cassidy lost their jobs at KRBB, FM-97.9, they didn’t have a noncompete agreement at this station.
“Meaning we’re available tomorrow,” he says. “That’s exciting for us. There’s no sideline waiting.”
Not that they have a new deal yet.
“This has happened pretty quick,” Harris says.
“I’m looking at everything, really,” he says. “How I best can help with local content.”
Harris says that might be through television. He says he’s already having one conversation regarding that.
Harris says this makes the sixth or seventh ownership change at various stations that he and Cassidy have been through at various stations, and he says they weather each one with positive attitudes and without burning bridges.
The two also will keep ties with Envision, he says, to continue to help the blind and visually impaired with radio work.
“That’s a blessing,” Harris says. “It’s just truly awesome.”
Cassidy is taking a positive attitude as well.
“I’m going to be able to sleep,” she says of her free schedule. “I’m going to be able to have family dinners that go beyond 7:30.”
She says she’s OK with not knowing her next step.
“I have constantly prayed for the next right thing,” Cassidy says. “Nothing more. Nothing less. Nothing else. It’s my favorite prayer.”