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Dan Tooker takes a break from the Wolf, but will it be permanent?

WICHITA — Radio personality Dan Tooker hasn't been on KVWF, 100.5-FM (”The Wolf“), the last couple of weeks, and it's not clear if he'll be returning.

"We're not really sure which way it's going to play out," says program director Ron Allen.

"Basically, it had kind of been a fluid situation from day one," he says.

Tooker was on KFDI, 101.3-FM, until 2007, when he lost his job (the Country Music Association named him broadcast personality of the year for medium-size markets shortly after that).

He took a job in Boise following that then returned here earlier this year.

Allen says Tooker's wife is still in Boise and hasn't found a job here yet, so they built in plenty of time for him to return home for visits, which is why he's been off the air.

But the couple's financial situation may keep it that way. If Tooker's wife doesn't get a job, he may leave.

"It's still probably better than 50-50" that Tooker will stay, Allen says.

"He would still like . . . to be on the team."