Friday, November 07, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: WKDD's Angela Out

It looks like Clear Channel Akron/Canton hot AC WKDD/98.1 morning host Matt Patrick is going solo in both of his radio gigs, as "Matt and Angela" are no longer a team.

An alert OMW reader pointed out to us that Patrick's long-time co-host Angela Bellios has been removed from the station's web site, which now only lists Matt Patrick in morning drive.

OMW has confirmed out of Freedom Avenue that Angela is "no longer with the station". We don't have any further confirmation as to the nature of her exit.

Patrick, of course, just moved his other show, an issues talk show on sister talk WHLO/640 Akron, from late afternoons to the 9 AM to noon slot, replacing the moved-to-WTAM Glenn Beck. Bellios had no role on the WHLO show, only her long-time stint on the WKDD show.

More as this develops...

20 comments:

SB said...

I listen to WKDD every morning and while I thought that Angela was very much the weaker link, I am shocked that they dropped her.

Matt Patrick drives me crazy at times, but I listen to the station all day every day from my office in Warren, OH. It is a much better choice than my local Y-town options.

Zach said...

According to this mornings show, Angela was replaced by Krissy Taylor. I'm sure there will be plenty of website updates to come.
I've been listening to the station since the days of Matt and BA.
I think we should all take a moment and welcome Krissy to the AM rather than sulk over Angela's depart.
Have a good day :)

Ohio Media Watch said...

Yep, Zach, in fact, we have word of Ms. Taylor's presence on the show in our update that came out way early this morning, about 50 minutes before the show started.

--The Management

Zach said...

Right, I saw that after I made my comment lol. Sorry bout that :)

raceylady212 said...

Matt was tired of Angela. She wasn't experienced enough for him. She was too dumb for him, not spirited enough for Matt. And Angela was tired of his insults toward her. She wasn't tough enough for him. They weren't a good match.

rknrobn said...

I have been listening to Matt Patrick for over 20 years and I think it's terrible that you're there one day and gone another with no mention to the "fans." This happened with Matt about 10 years ago, and created so much stir among the listeners, that you would have thought they would have learned. Angela has been there over 10 years and is a local... after her time and dedication, this is how they treat her? Just wipe her every existence from their site like she never existed!!! SAD!!! I'm boycotting... geesh just when you start to like someone, they're GONE!!!

JR said...

Its a real shame that WKDD dropped Angela from the morning show. With all the changes going on in the world it was nice to turn my radio on every morning and hear the voice of Matt and Angela. It saddens me that she is gone and WKDD did not even give her a chance to say good bye to the fans. I think we should start a "Bring Angela Back petetion. I tought they were great together. I listened to the show on MOn, Tues, and Wed with the new co-host and I am sorry to say I can not get into the show anymore... I have decided to turn my radio dial somewhere else. GOOD LUCK ANGELA YOU WILL BE MISSED!

Weasie said...

I also listen to WKDD every morning and I have to say I don't like the fact that Angela was dropped so abruptly. They must think very little of the fans of the show to not offer us a good explanation and allow her the chance to say goodbye. I haven't enjoyed the show this week and have decided to listen to another show.

I wish you well in your next endeavor Angela! Let us know where you are so we can adore you again.

matt from australia said...

I'm also shocked and saddened that Angela was yanked off the air with no chance to say goodbye.

I'm giving the new style a chance, but so far, am not really that impressed.

Angela, good luck in what ever you do. I'm going to miss you.

TW said...

I have listened to the morning show since the BA days.I don't agree with the way it was handled at all! WKDD
has decided to start fresh and I think I will too.
I have removed them from all my presets and will find something new.

Good luck Angela

Meliz said...

I have been listening to WKDDD since the BA days. It has always been what I listen to in the car, at work, and at home. I think Angela was a really nice fit with Matt. I tried to give Krissy a chance and she just bores me. I will be finding a new station to listen to.

justintime said...

This is a shame. How unfair to Angela and how unfair to the fans. There is no mention of her as if she never existed.

I hope Angela hosts the Taste of Vintage event at the Tangier's next week. I want her fans to know they miss her.

WKDD. You need to have a formal statement on your website about this. Otherwise it makes you look bad.

bummed said...

I too have dropped WKDD from my presets. Angela was the only reason I could put up with listening to Matt's crudeness. I have emailed the station and told them just what a disservice they did to the Akron community. I encourage you all to do the same! Good Luck Angela! Hope to hear you on another local channel soon (without an overbearing co-host)!

Jamie and Heather Rhoads said...

If you want to support Angela Join the Facebook group to support her here is the address
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/group.php?gid=43193097608

td said...

Angela was getting more and more full of herself everyday. Just as her plastic surgery addiction grew as well. Maybe she can be a spokesperson for the doctors that made her skinny and sucked all her fat out....

Sherona said...

I just wanted to express my disappointment, that there is no longer a Matt and Angela in the morning!!! I listened to this station EVERYDAY on my way to work, and now that Angela is gone , i am sorry to say but i just cant get into it anymore. I always knew that i could turn this station on and get some good laughs in before i went into work.
I have since decided to go to another station, and i refuse to listen to WKDD now.

BOOOO ON U WKDD!!!!

Hey2Nay said...

I have been a WKDD morning show listener since the BA days. And must say that the sudden change in morning show personality with Matt, is a shocker. I will dearly miss Angela and hope to hear her else where.

I gave Krissy and chance and just can't listen to here. She is not good "morning show" material. I can't get interested in what she has to say. And Matt has seemed to change this week with a sadness in the back of this voice.

It is just not the same. And I think that if they won't bring back Krissy. They need to go outside the station for a morning show host.

For now I have swiched morning shows. sorry Krissy, you just don't cut it.

campboy01 said...

I tried the new Kdd format, but I just do not like hearing krissy in the mornings, I really miss krissy. I hope that angela is on the air soon at another station. For the record, I also do not listen to KDD in the morning anymore.

Basia said...

I tried... I really did. Krissy is boring as heck. She says "like" so often it degrades anything she is attempting to convey. I have reset my dial and moved on.

Angela was the only reason my family of five listened to (and rated) the show.
(for those of you who have never been involved in the rating... our 5 is equal to 5,000 listeners!)

I wish her all of the best.

misscari said...

I just wanted to say i'm really mad that they didn't say anything about it- and she just disappeared.

This morning I was attempting to give the new girl a try, and a caller called in and asked "Where is Angela?" Matt goes "Is that a trick question?" and hangs up on the guy.

I'm very angry that he'd treat the listeners like that.
Anyone who devoted time to listening to their program deserves an explanation.
I know everyone is saying it, but I don't listen to shows where the DJs aren't loyal to the fans. I'm switching to Rover. :(