March 6, 2009

Jeff Foxx Let Go From 98.7 Kiss FM Morning Show

Photo from WNBA Event: Becky Hammon of the New York Liberty with the Kiss FM Wake Up Club (Talent, Jeff Foxx, Bob Slade and Shaila) and Fox 5 reporter Mike Woods at the annual "KISS Cares Coat Drive" last December.


Jeff Foxx has been pulled from "The Wake Up Club" over at 98.7 Kiss FM WRKS New York in a budget cut move by Emmis Broadcasting. Everybody else on the morning show remains including Raqiyah, comedian Talent and news reporter Bob Slade. Foxx previously did mornings at Clear Channel's “Jammin’ Oldies” WTJM before 105.1 transitioned into the urban “Power 105.1” WWPR-FM.

116 comments:

  1. Why let go of the key guy on the radio station morning show team ? How do they make these decisions ? I think he must have offended someone in front office or someone of influence. It's not simply a budget move

    bbking@surfy.net

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    1. I can reassure. No. One was offended. It was management being stupid and now.....kiss ..kiss goodbye

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  2. I think it is outrageous, Jeff Fox was the anchor and main talent on the show, it was a great mix of people. I love his laugh and his quirky jokes, he needs to be returned. If you need to cut anyone it should be Rakyiah, her segment contributions were small compared to Jeff Fox's on air performance. It seems unfair, I believe it is more to this story than meets the eye. Bring Jeff Fox back. I miss him very much. How can you let him go like that.

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  3. You don't know how great it is to know that SOMEONE out there shares my view on Jeff Foxx's departure from the show. No one (that i can find ?) is talking about it. And Kissfm acts as if he never even existed. Who knows, maybe Jeff doesn't even want to discuss the reasons for his ouster-- it may be embarrassing? -he says nothing on his Myspace page - or maybe there is a legal "gag order"? Does it have to do with the CRANK calls :-)? Did he crank the wrong person ?!

    Mornings are just not the same
    bbking

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  4. I just heard the news! I was shocked and did not believe it! Whenever you think of Kiss FM, you think of Jeff Foxx! I hope they reconsider and bring him back. It's a terrible loss.

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  5. With out Jeff Fox,the morning club
    is not the same. I will no longer
    listen to this station,as I am sure
    that there will be others who will
    no longer listen to kiss also.

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  6. Its ashame to let Jeff go, he is funny please bring back Jeffery!!!

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  7. The Kiss Wakeup Club has definitely lost its appeal with Jeff's departure. First Shaila, now Jeff. I no longer listen to the show, no disrespect to Talent and Raquiah just don't "wake" me up. Big mistake, Emmis.

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  8. I am a daily listener of 98.7 Kiss Fm Morning show!! I am very disappointed Jeff Fox is no longer the anchor.

    In this economic market place I understand changes and flexibility but this was not the best choice to make for your listeners.

    first,I was upset that Shaila was not apart of the morning team ......but I was consoled that she was still apart to the Kiss lineup so I stayed and continued listening !!! Now I will have to take my "patronage" to another station that appreciates it's listeners.

    Honestly the Morning Club balance and energy is not there anymore!!!

    I sincerely wish Jeff the best in everything he does !!!

    SB007

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  9. I cannot believe that Jeff Fox is gone! Emmis communications is making another bad decision and I don't buy that it was due to budget cuts. He was the key guy on the team and it's not the same without him. I will probably switch to the Steve Harvey morning show - sadly. I listened to KISS because of him and have attended events that he and others were involved from the station. You will lose a lot of listeners!!

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  10. I personally agree with all the others. The morning show is not the same at all with out Jeff Foxx.
    He was the reason why I listen to the show in the first place. Jeff was so funny and I love his laughter. I feel that since Rakyiah
    came aboard all the good people disappeared. Please bring back Jeff. He made the show, I am not going to listen to the show any
    more because it's boring.

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  11. It appears the change has to do with the new Radio Program management Emmis brought in- name Jill Strada. Maybe she and Jeff just didn't get along? I just hope Jeff being laid off doesn't cause financial hardship on his family.
    I look forward to hearing he was hired somewhere else in NYC-- I'll switch to where he is


    Can't believe anyone would hate Jeff so much to cut off their nose..

    Kissfm will suffer more ratings loss because of this - I heard from Raqiyah via facebook that more changes are coming.. I think they will dump the whole wake up club lineup eventually

    bbking

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  12. I really miss the old morning show when it was Jeff, Shaila, Talent and Bob. Jeff and Talent made the show and both of them together was so funny and hilarious. They were a real TEAM!!!and whenever the wake-up club went on vacation I would turn the station. I really miss all of them being there. Please bring Jeff back if you want better ratings.

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  13. This is outrageous! How could they let Jeff go? I hate the new morning format. It lacks punch, zest, the humor is gone. I miss the crank and sorry Raquiyah is not the one who should or can carry this show. It has hurt the show, ruined my mornings and I wish I could find another morning show because I am not feeling these changes!

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  14. I am Very Disappointed that Jeff Foxx has been let go. I have been a follower of The Fox that Rocks the Box for many years. The show will never be the same without him. Where ever he is on the air that is where I will be. Dissappointed from Morristown NJ

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  15. I'm very disappointed to know that Jeff Foxx has been let go and I really don't see a reason to continue listening to the Wake-up Club. I don't enjoy listening to Rakyiah as I find her very loud and opinionated. I truly feel Emmis has made a big mistake.

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  16. I join all the others with their comments about the ouster of Jeff Foxx. I enjoyed him...his laugh, his crazy jokes,and his interaction with Talent, Bob and the rest of the staff as well as the listening audience. I, too, was disappointed with the change that took Shalia out of the mix. Jeff, Talent, Shalia, and Bob were a wonderful mix. The addition of Rakyiah for the short time along with the original mix was great. I enjoyed it. I miss Jeff...I wish him all the best; however, I hope the best for him is to return to the Wake Up Club...because without him there may be less people who say "The Wake Up Club is my morning show".

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  17. I can't believe they took Jeff Foxx off the Wake Up Club. First, I was very disappointment when Shalia was moved. The old wake-up club with Shalia, Jeff, Talent and Bob was really the best. No disrespect to Raqiyah; but it is just not the same. I will start listening to Steve Harvey in the mornings. Jeff I wish you all the best and I hope that you will end up somewhere on another station real soon and I will listen to you again. That was a wrong move and the station will loose listeners.

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  18. Kiss wake up club is NOT my morning show now and I don't want to listen to Steve Harvey either- Jeff had the NYC flavor down. Now I'm just listening to nothing in the morning. Boring, but I just can't take listening to Raqiyah and Talent and Bob w/o Jeff

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  19. Unbelievable!!! At first I thought Jeff Foxx was on vacation or under the weather until it dawned on me that his name or whereabouts were not being mentioned at all. It was as if he never existed. Who's dumb idea was it to let this pioneer go from the Wake-up show? How on earth are you going to keep a youngster like Rakyiah who really does nothing for the show and dismiss Jeff Foxx. The powers that be needs to be dealt with. I'm all for a young sister having a job and all but Rah-Rah needs to be on hot 97 or Power 105. She is not grown folks material. I was already disturbed when you got rid of Shaila for no explained reason. When she was on the Wake-up Club, the show was hilarious. I used to love to hear her and Talent get into it with Jeff co-signing and Bob being the mediator of the group. The show was good and very mature for my liking. More mature issues were discussed and things were fine. I think the powers that be need to really make some concrete changes. For one thing, who on earth is in charge of programing the music I hear each morning? I am sick to death of hearing the same songs from the 80's over and over and over again. I have been listening to the same old songs for over a year now and I am at my wits end!!!!!! It is REDUNDANT!!!!!!! I should not have to hear "When Doves Cry by Prince or "Off the Wall" by Michael Jackson as if they were the #1 and #2 songs of 2008 and 2009. I know they are classics but I should not have to hear those songs every day or every week. For the love of God PLEASE STOP this madness. I am a 60's,70's lady and I would love to hear some Bobby Womack, Delphonics, Aretha Franklin, Moments, Marvin Gaye, just to name a few. All I hear are the same old boring songs from the 80's which I am sick to death of. I want to hear REAL MUSIC!!!! I want to hear other songs by James Brown besides "Sex Machine" or "Get on the Good Foot". How about "Escapism", "Talking Loud and Saying Nothing", "Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud". What about those songs. What about "El Coco's "Let's Get it Together"? Do you feel me? Do you realize that people are paying thousands of dollars for real old school music from the 60's and 70's? Whether it is by downloading or buying mixed CDs on the streets just to hear their old time favorite songs. This is because we don't hear them on the radio. Why? Because the powers that be just don't get it. This redundant music has to go!!! I mean if you like, I can come in and play or make some suggestions. I don't have no degree in communications, journalism or radio engineering but I know what will have your station jumping off the charts!!! What the powers that be need to do is make Felix Hernandez an offer he can't refuse and give him some more air time. It is only on Sunday's that I get to bask in my glory and enjoy music from my era. Felix is the best and can't nobody play music like him. That programmed music needs to be changed more frequently. Bugsy and Red Alert can play great music but they aren't on when they need to be. I also think their hands are tied as to what they can or can not play. It's sickening to hear the same crap day in and day out. I'm not saying play real old school music 24/7 365 day a year (would be fine with me) but I feel there is an audience out there who would love to hear more music from their era being played more often as well. Until I see or hear some real changes on Kiss FM, I will no longer be listenting to them in the morning or any time during the week for that matter. I'm done!!!!I'll just listen to Felix on Sunday's from 12PM to 5PM. I know this comment is over the top and I've swerved to the left on the main comment but I have been wanting to get this off my chest for months now. Why don't you ask your listeners what they think about this idea. I would love to know their response. Thank you.

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  20. First Shaila and now Jeff!

    Why in the HELL is that Raqiyah still part of the Wake Up Club?

    I just can't believe they actually pay folk big bucks to make such asinine decisions!!!

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  21. Bring THE FOXX THAT ROCKS THE BOX BACK!!!!!!! He is the BEST!!!!!!! I CAN'T listen to Boring, Country Talking, Illiterate azz ole' OHIO PLAYERS "I Want to be Free" suit wearing, ole' BLUE MAGIC "Let the Sideshow Begin" suit wearin, 30 button trench coat suit wearing azz Steve Harvey every morning. Bring back THE FOXX THAT ROCKS THE BOX!!!!!!! ED Lover here I come.

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  22. Please bring Jeff back I just turned off the radio because I can't take it. Let everyone else go and bring him back. He is the star of the show he can carry it all by himself.

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  23. Please bring back Jeff Foxx, the show is a bit boring without him. I hope he comes back soon.

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  24. Where is Jeff Foxx now? I have been a Kiss listener for many years and this is the first time I am really disappointed. Bad decision people, bad decision. The wake-up club is not the same without the great Jeff Foxx.

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  25. I really really miss Jeff Foxx. He's was the nucleus of the morning show. Please bring him back. The dynamics of the show without Jeff Foxx and Shaila has been change severly. You will lose alot of loyal listeners. The show has lost its appeal. Let Raikiya go. She is so boring. Listen to your listeners. They are the ones that keep 98.7 on the air.

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  26. No Jeff Foxx - No 98.7 Kiss FM!!!!

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  27. I can't belive the station has pulled the wake up club apart. that;s whts wrong with the up and up mangement. always cuutting the wrong people. I think the move was just stupid.

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  28. COME ON NOW!!!!.... at first it was Shaila, which was very dissapointing. NOW JEFF FOX?????
    ABSURD, that's what it is. And that Raquiyah HAS GOT TO GO. When Raquiyah was in the background with the original "Wake Up Team" she was quite annoying and Bob Slade knew more about what was going on in the entertainment world than she did and he was more accurate. Now she is in the forefront of the show, I CAN'T STAND IT/CANT TAKE HER!!!!. I have been listening for about three weeks wondering where Jeff Fox was, thinking he was on vacation/out sick and when no one was saying anything about him I said, "Now wait a minute, don't tell me that Jeff is no longer on the show". Well, now that I know he is gone, I'M OUT!!!! The morning show is now WACKED, and the music is WACKED. Don't get me wrong Bod Slade and Talent I love, but I can't listen anymore. When I first started listening the show, I wished that it was syndicated because I live in Philly but work in Newark, NJ. The show was that good, now the show is pointless and boring. Bring back the "Jeff Foxx Morning Show" with the original crew, and PLEASE, PLEASE get rid of Raquiyah.

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  29. I'm in agreement with everyone. I kept listening hoping to hear that Jeff Fox was on tour or on vacation. But I was listening to Wendy Williams one day & heard he was fired. I tried listening but it's painful - WRONG MOVE KISS!!! If any cuts were to be made, Rocky should have been the one. There's no more life to the show - it makes no sense. I have been an avid listener but will now only listen to the Open Line on Sundays morning & will most likely start listening to Ed Lover.

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  30. I can't believe they took Jeff Foxx off of Kiss. That was a very bad move. The show is very boring. The old Wake Club was the best. I will no longer listen to Kiss. The person that is making these decisions should be booted out.

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  31. I am officially a regular listen and supporter of the Steve Harvey Morning Show after learning of Jeff's departure. I was a long time listener of the Wake Up Club until hearing that Jeff Fox is gone. I listened every day for years from 6 am while waiting for the bus until 10am (with the air bud in one ear at my desk). Jeff made the morning show - he was the morning show. His laugh was infectious. He made the Cranks hilarious. I tried to listen a few times since he left, but it is defintely not the same. It is dry and lacking so many things. This was an extremely poort decision on managements part. The Jeff, Talent Shaila team was the best ever on the air. I was sad when Shaila replace Keisha Monk and Raquiah came on the scene - but again Jeff was the morning show.

    It was fun - but I'm done.

    Jeff - where ever you are, I pray you will be a success & will be on air again. It would be good to create a blog for your fans.

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  32. I have been waiting to hear Jeff Foxx voice since Monday March 9th but , No Jeff So today I deciced to,ask 98.7 Kiss and found this site.We the listeniers of 98.7 kiss should have been told somthing ,Why keep Rakyiah and let someone as good as Jeff Foxx go? What were you thinking bad move,Rakyiah voice goes right through me. I hate her voice

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  33. WHAT!!!!
    I am just learning of Jeff's departure. I thought he was on vacation /under the weather. What a bad decision!

    What is going on with top management and bad decisions? The wake up club is not the same and I am very dissappointed and will not be a loyal listener anymore. Too many bad decisionsby management who don't know what they are doing.

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  34. I can't believe they let Jeff Foxx go. I waited for three weeks to hear his voice. I just googled his name and found out that he has been let go. Big Mistake, Big, Big, Big Mistake!!!! He was the show, no disrespect to Talent and Bob. Rakyiah should go. She is nothing but a gossip monger that likes to add fuel to fires and takes away from the show. I used to wake up to the show, but now, I am out!!!

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  35. Wow!!!! I can't believe they did this. I listen every morning and kept saying where is Jeff. As the others I thought he was on vacation, promoting his able or out sick. They never mentioned him or his departure, so I decide to goggle him his morning and find out what is going on. I agree with the others that this was a terrible decision to let him go like this. The morning show is not the same without Jeff. I will no longer listen to 98.7 Kiss fm wake up club. Jeff Fox keep your head up brother and you are truly missed.

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  36. I too have been waiting to hear something about Jeff. Like the others said, no one is saying antyhing. It's like he NEVER existed. What a shame. I loved listening to his cranks, and he brought life and spark to the show. I loved to hear Jeff laugh, it brightened up my mornings. Now that I know he's not there I don't know if I can continue to liten to KISS. Talent, lov you and watch your back. First Shelia, now Jeff. LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE HERE. They are removing all the originals. Rahkiyah is just too argumentive for me, she can go back behind the scenes. God bless Jeff wherever he is, and may his career explode with bliss. KISS will hurt fom this!

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  37. I don't understand this! Didn't Emmis learn anything from the last time they tampered with the morning show? JEFF IS 98.7KISS FM!! First Shaila, now JEFF? You could replace Raqiya and Talent (although I like them both) and bring back Jeff Foxx!! The last time the station messed with the morning show their ratings fell through the floor. What do they want, more of the same??!! Who do we have to write to in order to bring about this change and FAST!!!!

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  38. For the past several days I have been wondering where is Jeff, I had also thought he was on vacation, but noticed his name was never mentioned. my 12 year old son said to me that he missed Jeff foxx and that it is not the same, I agree, I had loved him, Talent, shalia and bob. I didn,t care much for Raqia but because she was mostly there to play her game it was okay, I cannot beleive she is front and center. She belongs on a yonger station. this is rediculous, bring jeff foxx back, i don't want to listen to this so call wake up club, it should be called the put you to sleep cub.

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  39. We need Jeff back on the radio he is the voice of the KISS Wake up club this is a bad move first was Shaila I will no longer listen its boring now no disrespect to Talent and Bob Slade WE NEED JEFF BACK NOW WHO MUST TALK TO.

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  40. NY radio is going from bad to worse. There is no R&B/Hip Hop station worth listening to in the morning anymore -- now that Jeff Foxx was stupidly terminated from Kiss FM. That syndicated Big Boi's Neighborhood - awful. Steve Harvey - embarrassing. Ed Lover - amateur, uninteresting. The only programs worth listening to: OpenLine (KISS FM - Sunday mornings); Funkmaster Flex (HOT 97); Hal Jackson (WBLS - Sundays); Wendy Williams (but I can only stand her for a short while - WBLS); Felix Hernandez (KISS FM - Sundays after OpenLine); Ruben Toro (house/club/dance like it's supposed to be - KISS FM - lunchtimes and late Saturday nite/early Sunday mornings).

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  41. Jeff Foxx sorry to see you go. followed you for years. The best was with George Wallace on the old 105.1 before it became Power 105.

    The new rating system is killing black radio. This won't be the last change for black radio in NY.

    This is a common theme in radio to let air personalities go and make no anouncements to the audience. First you drop tons of ads and appearances to get us attached and then let them go with no announcement. Radio is so predictable. Whats going to happen next is they will boost DL Hughley Morning show featuring R, T and BS then when ratings climb they will syndicate it to other parts of the Country to make more money. They did not get DL Hughley for the NY market alone. Don't believe it. If budget cuts made them let Jeff Foxx go then how could they afford DL Hughley. Then they will have two syndicated shows based in NY (MB and DLH). They felt alot of pressure to compete with Steve Harvey in the morning. I hope they will be more sophisticated than Steve Harvey because that show is GHETTO.

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  42. I wondered what happened to Jeff Foxx, I agree with the other listeners, " it is simply not the same", I have started listening to other stations, and will continue until I find out if Jeff Foxx is on the air on another station. I can't not stand listening to Kiss fm anymore.

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  43. no offense, but as long as Talent is still on i'm listening!

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  44. I am tired of Corporate America using the enconomic situation to get rid of Great People in the business just because one of the top dogs has a dislike for an individual. Envy is a sickness - get over it and bring back our Jeff Foxx back if not BYE BYE 98.7 - I promise you the thousands of people we know will gone. Jeff is gone and we're gone. Jeff is the best.

    janmalav@verizon.net

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  45. Oh my goodness! I can't believe what happen to Jeff Foxx. I myself was wondering where he was at. I thought he was on vacation but when I didn't hear them mention him or his name I was like "HOLD UP" where is Jeff; so I went on to the kiss website & seen the Wake Up Club lineup & no Jeff. I just had to google & find out what happen & here I am. Wow, Amazing! I share the same interest as you all I am quite upset because Jeff was funny real funny & i enjoyed listening to him Talent & Bob. Rocky she can go she does no justice for the show. It is now boring & I myself will be switching to the Steve Harvey Show which I don't want to do but until Jeff comes back that's where you'll find me. I am completely disappointed in Kiss!

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  46. I agree with all the others!!! I will no longer listen to the show if Jeff is not brought back. He was the main reason why I listened in the first place. I can never understand a thing that Talent says and Bob is just not funny. How could you just take him off and not mention his name like he does not exist!! It is outrageous and down right insulting to your listeners. BRING JEFF BACK NOW!!!
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  47. What is going on around here? Like so many other people I've been asking where oh where is our Jeff Fox. Now I see. Mr. Mayo needs to take a look at his "new" wake up club. It's putting us to sleep. Let Raqiyah go somewhere else. She just doesn't do it for the over 50 club. Jeff Fox was refreshing and entertaining. Bring him BACK!!!!!

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  48. THE WORLD MUST BE COMING TO A END,THIS WAS A VERY DUM MOVE.MAYBE ONE DAY WE WON'T JUST THINK ABOUT MONEY,IF IT WAS SO BAD WHY NOT HAVE A FUND RAISER OR ASK FOR DONATION,KISS FM HAS TO HAVE A COUPLE OF MILLION LISTENER $1.00 FROM ALL OF US COULD HAVE HELP,IF WE CAN'T HAVE JEFF BRING BACK TOM J.

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  49. I'm echoing everyone elses comments, that the wake up club is no longer my morning show since the departure of Jeff Foxx. He was the glue, the center and the soul of the show. The chemistry that jeff, Bob and Talent had together worked, and even Shalia.
    I'm sorry to say that Mrs.Mays can't hold the show in any form of fashion. There is only so many times that i can bare hearing her say "Shut the hell up" to someone.
    I miss the good humor of the show and Jeff's infectious laughter. the only part i listen to now is dj chris love or ruben toro. I used to listen to KISS the minute i woke up after praying (5:45am). now i start listening at 9 am for the mix only.
    Is there any way to get Jeff BACK??? AND WHERE IS HE NOW??????
    SIGNED LISTENER SINCE KISS LIPS.

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  50. WOW...!!!! I just found out like everyone else that Jeff Fox on the morning show is no more. It seems that management does not care about its' listeners or we would have at least been given a heads up. As the saying goes "all good things must come to an end."

    Now we have to collect ourselves and move on.

    Bye Kiss

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  51. I just sent an e-mail to Emmis Communications at IR@emmis.com... I hope the e-mail gets to the right person. This was an absolute horrible move and I have since stopped listening to the show. you mind as well listen to Hot 97. It is obvious that Jeff carried the show.. I miss you Jeff, I am truly a fan of you and would gladly listen to whatever station you go to.

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  52. This is so sad. Bring back Jeff Foxx

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  53. I miss Jeff. He was funny without being disrespectful. No one wants to hear Raq arguing and being disrespectul so early in the morning. I love Talent and Bob Slade. Bring Jeff and Shaila back, they added a maturity to the show. Without them the Wake up club puts me to sleep. In fact, i am officially a now non listener.

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  54. As a force of habit I turn on the radio everyday when I get to work to listen to the Kiss Wake up Club. I listen everyday hoping that it is a joke and that Jeff Fox will be back. I like the chemistry that the personalities bought to the airwaves to get my day started. I truly hope Jeff returns he possesses the spirit for morning radio. I recall listening to him back when he and Ken “Spider” Webb did mornings together.
    Emmis Broadcasting wants us to believe it is due to budget cuts or right sizing. But the truth all comes down to ratings and the almighty dollar. We have heard DL Hughley guest hosting for about two weeks now, we can rest assured that he has been made the offer to take over the show. If he does I don’t know if I can listen to morning radio anymore. First Steve Harvey now DL ….what next …………

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  55. I too am outraged that Jeff Fox is no longer a part of the KISS FM Wake Up Club and I encourage everyone that feels the same way to contact KISS FM and let them know your feelings...the number to call is 212-242-9870

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  56. I had been an avid listener to the Wake up Club since The Tom Joyner Show left town. After Shayla and now Jeff Foxx it is clear management is clueless. I have turned the dial.

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  57. I could only selectively get with kiss fm after they were co-opted by emmis in late 1994 and turned kiss into a shell of itself and gave all the resources to trick 97 that's still tricking the youth that it's were hiphop really lives. A joke.

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  58. I'm trying to stay with Kiss-Fm morning show, but I can't take Rakyiah. Last week when she was on vacation, it was a welcome relief in the morning, she's too young to hang with the morning show. Any body but her. No disrespect to her, but she does nothing for the morning club. Whatever the reasons were for letting Jeff Foxx depart, the power's to be needs to reconsider that decision before they lose all the morning show audience that's left.

    I have been a Kiss-FM listener since the beginning, and I can't take Steve Harvey morning show day in day out, so what's a girl to do!

    If you guy read these emails you need to take into account what your listening audience is saying, KISS-FM radio morning show "stinks." I want my morning show personalities back - Jeff Foxx, Sheila, Talent, Bob Slade, and White Man from Town.

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  59. Jeff Foxx is more than a radio jock, he is an institution! Raqiyah and Talent, no hate, alone cannot carry the show. And DL Hugley is funny but one more out-of-town comedian at the helm is not what is needed. New Yorkers need New York radio. We need the Foxx that rocks the box! No one ever made being so corny so funny. I agree with an earlier poster-Ed Lover (damnit!) here I come.

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  60. 98.7 KISS FM has lost a listener. It's ridiculous! They come up with these ideas because they want to get the attention of the younger generation. No offense, but there's no loyalty with the younger ones. The "Fox that Rocks the Box" was an anchor. He will be truly missed. You can hear the new crew in the morning is struggling! Well, I'm done!! By the way, Jeff is on WBLS!!

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  61. loyal jeff foxx listeners, I understand he was sitting in for Wendy Wiliams yesterday 04/27. I think he is great!!!!!!

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  62. Well it's been several weeks since Jeff has been gone. His presence is SORELY MISSED! Rakyiah and Talent CAN NOT carry a morning show alone. Both are "okay" in their own right, but Jeff was the ANCHOR to that Morning Show. KISS FM, bring him back or you are bound to lose more loyal listeners like myself. That show has been PAINFUL to listen to daily - no exaggeration!!!

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  63. I'm sorry to say if it was not for Chris Love I be out of here, But as for Raqiyah you can't top Beyonce, your play is so damn boring they need to get a real actress go back to Hot97 you're not wanted on Kiss FM

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  64. Sorry to say if it wasn't for Chris Love I be long gone his music is banging,I wish Raqiyah was the that was let go. Didn't like the comment she made about Beyonce today because she is much better than you withe the boring play.

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  65. Sorry to say if it was not for Chris Love playing that banging mix I would be long gone. Didn't like the comment raqiyah made about Beyonce the play she playing in is garbage I hope Beyonce do NOT do any interviews on the morning show.

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  66. Finally! I could not figure out what happened to Jeff Fox. I thought maybe on a temp tour. Ugh! The only one left on the show worth listening to is Talent. Rakyiah is not bright, and lacks grown up knowledge. She belongs on a teeny bopper show. Bob Slade, sorry, is reporting style is annoying. Get rid of those two and bring back JEFF, leave talent and find two other people now!

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  67. HEY EVERYBODY!!!!
    I heard Jeff Foxx on 107.5 two days ago. He was siting in for Wendy Williams. When asked where could people find him, his reply was right here on 107.
    HE'S BACK!!!!

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  68. I second everyone's statements about Jeff Foxx's depature from KISS-FM.

    Jeff was the voice of that morning show and when I heard DL Hughley,I tried to figure out how KISS FM could have a budget cut but hire DL...who quite frankly sucks as a radio personality.

    Jeff was the voice of the Morning Show and I listened to the show because of him and his on air bantering with Talent and Shala (before she left). His warmth...his laughter...his larger than life personality that you feel through the radio...and all of his funny characters always added bounce to my day. I can't imagine why they wouldn't kick that useless, self-serving, arrogant and rude Rakyiah to the curb.

    I am boycotting KISS FM and don't want to hear anything from them because of their treatment of Jeff.

    Wherever Jeff goes, I will follow.
    Love you Jeff...

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  69. What time is Jeff on WBLS (107.5) ??

    There must be a gag order on the employees and/or former employees of kiss b/c no one from the station (including Jeff) is talking about what went down??

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  70. Hello All - I just found out that Jeff Foxx was no longer on Kiss. Frankly speaking, I stopped listening to Kiss MONTHS AGO. They have become a very boring station. I went back to WBLS and love the music and programming over there. Heard Jeff Foxx on the 2:00pm slot (he said that he is sitting in for Wendy Williams). Personally, they can leave her off and leave him RIGHT THERE.

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  71. I loved Jeff Foxx as well! His original loud laughs, quirky jokes, wit, good nature, and leadership qualities attracted me to Mr. Foxx! The Wake-Up Club is not the same without him, and I miss Shaila on the Wake-Up Club, because she also possessed an original aura and experience over Rakiyah. Well, I won't be listening too much anymore. Jeff is substituting for Wendy Williams this week in the New York area. Wonder what that means?

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  72. Whoever is responsible for these actions at kiss FM,you are some dumb assess! You will never get a better mix than Talent, Jeff Fox, Sheila,and Bob Slade. Talent and Jeff are the two best radio personalities I have ever heard.No one wants to listen to Rakyiah! She's boring and cannot keep up with talent. She really do not know what she's doing. Instead of listening to kiss I listen to 10:10 wins now. They are more interesting to listen to than boring Rakyiah. I know the economy is bad but guys you cannot continue to perform stupid actions that will affect the public. Who next, Talent?

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  73. Bad Move 98.7, with letting Jeff Foxx go. RaKiyah is horrible..Your strategy will bite you when you see your ratings..Steve Harvey is sickening as well.

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  74. Reva W.please bring back Jeff Foxx
    i miss him and the crank calls.the show is just not the same with out him.the show needs him back. the show has no class now.it was a great mix of people when he was on the show we need him back please.

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  75. Please consider bringing Jeff Foxx back as the show is doing terrible so far. How can you cut the main person and expect the show to be the same. The combination of Jeff and Talent really exemplifies what the morning show is about. Talent is a natural comedian does not have the ability to carry the show. Without taking away anything from the other personalities, the show is simply not the same in the morning. I'm appeal to the powers that be, there is still time to make the right move - thanks in advance.

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  76. Management you took a calculated risk in firing Jeff Fox and you lost Big Time, as Jeff goes show will your morning show, just wait and see.

    T.C. From Brooklyn

    A Former Loyal Listner.

    See Yah!

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  77. Wow i never thought others felt this way. Imo Jeff, Shaila, & Talent was the reason why i listened to the show..especially the cranks lol. Since i moved and have a longer commute the Wake Club made my commute shorter. I wish you the best Jeff Foxx.

    Well i'm definately not listening to the Wake Club. You guys just lost a loyal listener.

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  78. Wow i never thought others felt this way. Imo Jeff, Shaila, & Talent was the reason why i listened to the show..especially the cranks lol. Since i moved and have a longer commute the Wake Club made my commute shorter. I wish you the best Jeff Foxx.

    Well i'm definately not listening to the Wake Club. You guys just lost a loyal listener.

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  79. Ms. Jackson (New Jersey)May 22, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    I missed Shaila in the morning, but truly enjoy her taking me through my work day. I was listening the morning Raqiyah announced Jeff Foxx had been laid off. Why Emmis did you remove your best person!

    Number 1 gripe: I continued to listen, missing Jeff Foxx. Please Raqiyah let the song finish before you start talking. I lower the volume as soon as she starts talking.

    Number 2 gripe: Raqiyah is not a responsible radio personality. Case in point recently they talked about the swine flu, in my opinion Raqiyah cited more cause for alarm! On 9/11 Bob Slade was the voice of calm and information and it was Bob who once again offered a voice of reason and calm about the swine flu.

    Number 3 gripe: The topic of conversation; juvy court stuff!

    After her comment about the swine flu, I was officially done! Just listen to the digital music station offered on cable.

    At work we tune out Raqiyah, wait for the master mix and Shaila at 10am.

    I happened upon this website when I was trying to locate some information about Jeff Foxx. I hope Emmis is monitoring and reading these posts. Memo to 98.7 KISS FM remember the Tom Joyner experiment! You lost many loyal listeners, including me! BRING BACK JEFF FOXX and I will come back!

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  80. Its no fun listening to the wake up club in the mornings, I miss Jeff Fox and Sheila and surely do not enjoy listening to Rakia or what ever her name is.

    Please bring back the original wake up team!!!!

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  81. Shards deserve oppressor ironically

    It's no longer "The Wake-Up Club", its The Wake-Up DUDDDD!!!

    And I hate to say it, but this, Rakyiah is just embracing! She sends all the wrong messages to young women, the way she speaks and the way she conducts herself on the air. She seems as if she tries to out "gangster" the gangsters.

    Having to listen to her in the morning is like trying to swallow shard glass.

    Although Shalia may have gotten a show out of the situation, and that is excellent for her, it spelled the down fall of the show.

    Shalia should have been replaced with someone that represents young black women with more dignity. Black women deserve have to have a more positive choice in on air personalities, because whether we like it or not these are, to a degree "role models".

    When black women are encouraged to depict themselves like this, from none other than a black broadcast network that ironically goes to such lengths to point out and condemn intolerable, stereotypical, behavior by other ethnic groups, how can you justify this young lady's on air persona? If you are going to foster this personality for young black women, who needs an outside oppressor??!!

    The true problem here is that this young woman has obvious intelligence and is probably being encouraged to play to an unhealthy ignorant perception that sells on other radio stations. I am so disappointed. I had so much more respect for this show and the station than this.

    And taking Jeff Foxx off the show will be its doom, but if this is your perception of what our people should be like, the show should be off the air.

    Ex-fan

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  82. First of all, I was pissed when 98.7 got rid of Keyshia Monk and where the heck is she! Talent sounds like a drunk with a hangover and he is not funny at all. Get rid of Rakiyah she is boring and lackluster. Bob Slade is the old school and he and Jeff Foxx made the morning show! 98.7 you are so wrong and I will no longer listen to your radio station

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  83. Is Jeff Foxx still subbing over at wBLS ? What time can we catch him , anyone know ?

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  84. I have been a fan of KISS FM Morning Show for many years. I have always found it to be entertaining, and it made my morning drive to work a little less stressful. Letting Jeff Foxx go from KISS FM was a major, major mistake. He was truly the anchor of the Morning Show. I miss his professionalism, wit and infectious laugh. Whether paired with George Wallace, Talent, or Shaila, Jeff was always the glue that held it all together. I find the current conversations between Talent and Rakyiah, and their "topic of the day" to be extremely boring and juvenile. The regular updates of Rakyiah's 'baby mama drama' is totally inappropriate and should not be used for entertainment purposes. Also, Talent's new role as 'women's relationship advisor' is truly pathetic and no more than a filler. Clearly minimal thought and preparation is given to each morning's segments and overall production. I have currently become an NPR and WBLS morning listener and will remain so unless Jeff Foxx returns to KISS FM.

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  85. the show still feels empty with out him.... their not as livley.. they did the same to kesha monk which is why shaila is in the mid day spot... but monk is still heard on the station saturdays with the lame randy jacksons hit list... mike baisden still shouts out jeff foxx also!!!

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  86. D.L. Hughley and Jackie Reid will be doing the kiss fm morning show efective immediately, so get ready for another stail morning show on black radio in nyc. Noting like waking up in the AM to the boogie and happy talk when you know it's not local talent giving it, but we will go along with it like we always do.

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  87. Ed Lover is really Loving, this Jeff Foxx was his only competition in the morning. I always switched between the two stations now I don't have too. D.L is going to crash and burn. So here it is... Good bye Kiss.

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  88. I agree with all of the comments. I left the wake-up club after the swine flu foolishness. On the morning of the funeral service for the Assistant Principal who passed, callers were encouraged to call in and give their opinion on if the city did enough. How insensitive? On the day when the students, fellow educators, a community, and his family were mourning the lost of this educators, Kiss is engaging in a foolish conversation. So like others I say good-bye to a long relationship with Kiss FM.

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  89. I don't understand what happened. First Shaila, then Jeff...now Talent? What happened to Talent????Who is making these decisions and why? I am seriously considering a change to a different morning show. I used to laugh my way to work while listening to the Kiss Wake Up Club. This is extremely disheartening, to say the least!

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  90. I am totally disgusted with KISS FM after being a loyal listener for too many years to count!!! Please bring Jeff Foxx back, the powers that be at the radio station should know that DL Hugley is a big mistake! Learn from past errors! Jeff FOxx was real and could relate to the average person who is the one that supports the radio stations. I will be listening to Ed Lover now because I cant take Steve Harvey and I am 41 years old!

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  91. I suspected not long after they stupidly(to borrow a word from Pres. Obama) got rid of Jeff Foxx, that they were going to get rid of Rakqia & Talent as hosts of the morning show eventually and now I see they have. I just checked back in to see if they finally came to their senses and brought Jeff back -- but I found DL hughley on Rakqia demoted back to entertainment rpter and no Talent.
    I hope that when this version of the morning show fails miserably, they'll fire the manager that fired Jeff Foxx and bring Jeff back- I'll keep checking back but I WILL NOT listen to Kiss morning show w/o Jeff

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  92. Another nasty corporate decision splitting up a great team like the Wakeup Club. Its a procedure that takes place when people of color successfully unite, delight, and take pride in their success and togetherness in a city or even the nation. (Think, BET) In this case however, its our beloved 98.7 KISS FM radio audience whose listeners consist of the young, old, black, white and hispanic people who all came together as one on this radio station and loved it. Now it has been snatched away. There is nothing more you can do for me now except......give me a name......better yet....a face that goes with the control driven individual who made the decisions regarding New York's Favorite Radio Station and scrwing its faithful listeners.

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  93. I knew it was more to the story of budget cuts when they let Jeff Foxx go. They let him go only to bring D L Hughley on. What a terrible mistake. I was very disappointed when Shaila was no longer a part of the Wake Up Club, but when they fired Jeff Foxx and promoted Rhakiyah. My first thought was WTF is going on. I love Talent, but I knew he could not carry the show with just Rhakiyah. Now I hear that Talent is no longer a part of the morning show, I will not longer listen to it. I loved the show, I used to leave my house in the morning with a smile laughing at something that was said on the show. Now the show is boring and the powers that be should reconsider bringing back Jeff, Talent and Shaila.

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  94. I used to listen to Kiss Wakeup Club every morning for years, all my radio stations even in my car was set to 98.7 Kiss FM. Since the arrival of D.L. Hugley, I've been disappointed with the show (BORING) but it gave me the chance to listen to other radio stations and I am now tuned in to 107.5 WBLS that's when I heard Jeff Foxx yesterday. It was great hearing him again. KISS needs to wake up and realize what a mistake they made when they let Jeff Foxx go. If Jeff returns to the morning show I will return to KISS FM.

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  95. Jeff Foxx is the Wake Up Club-Wake up, Emmis. DL Hughley and Raquia? Come on, what an insult to the listeners. No Jeff, No Shaila, No Talent-no me!

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  96. I have to agree with everyone else. The Morning Show is nothing now. DL Hughley is just not cut out for this type of format. He needs to return to TV. Shalia, Jeff, Talent & Bob were THE Morning Show. I don't listen to KISS anymore--Vaughn's not even there in the evening! Bad move. BLS is getting all the KISS listeners.

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  97. I am in agreement with everyone else, the Morning Show is not the same without the original wake-up club, jeff, talent shaila, bob and raquia. I have listened to the d.l.hughley show, two thumbs down. Kiss have made some bad choices in the past, like when they had shut down the tom joyner show. they will see they;re ratins plummet down and then and only then will they see the listening audience rules, and not the "stiff shirts" the sit up in the penthouse making the big bucks. time will tell all..

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  98. UNBELIEVABLE. How in the world does Kiss let Jeff Fox go? Well, I left with him. Sadly, DL Hugley can't come close to Jeff Fox. Besides we all know that the "other" competing radio station, has one of the best comedians of all time; Steve Harvey so I'm sticking with that one. I've heard Jeff Fox is over there now anyway! You messed up Kiss!!!

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  99. I had been trying to find out what happened to Jeff Fox, like the others I thought that he was on vacation or under the weather, when I heard that he was fired I absolutely thought that there was some mistake. As stated in other comments, the combination of Jeff, Shaila, Talent and Bob could not be better. I tried to listen to the show after, but it just was not the same. Now it has totally gone out the window, I was a loyal listener but have since resumed watching the television on mornings. To the management, I am sure you did not give this decision the consideration that it deserved and by now you have probably lost many loyal listeners.

    Lyn

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  100. KISS has been Kissed Off!

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  101. I have been a faithful KISS listner for many years. I loved the Jeff Fox morning show. Put this corporate decision in the toilet. Jeff Fox was the morning show. I will not listen to DL Hugley,he is arrogant and boring. I will no longer be listening to KISS. God bless you Jeff. You deserve better. Station 105 here I come.

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  102. I agree that DL Hugley and his side kicks (except BOB SLADE) are quite boring in the morning. I just can't get with the format.BRING BACK THE FOXX THAT ROCKS
    DEE

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  103. I miss Jeff Foxx and Talent and Shala. It was a terrible decision and now Rakiyah is gone. DL is boring. If you are trying to complete because WBLS has Steve Harvey, forget it. Kiss was much better and now I will have to switch to WBLS because that where Jeff Foxx is.

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  104. Dl hugley is not funny at all, he shutter too much he can't even complete a sentence 98.7 is going to lose rating believe me.

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  105. I too miss Jeff Foxx and Talent and Shala. And then Rakiyah was gone. What the hell? And yes, DL "stutters" like a mother!! Time to find a new station! Where is Jeff Fox?

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  106. I agree DL isn't funny at all, especially when the topic is about a women period.HOW DISGUSTING !!!!

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  107. DL hugley get OFF the PERIOD topic.HOW DISGUSTING!!!

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  108. If Jeff Foxx and Shaila are gone so am I. I was away from morning radio for a while because of changes on the job but once I found out that Jeff was no longer there the only kiss 98.7 gets from me is good bye kiss. Bob Slade is the only one worth listing to. DL is just not funny at all.

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  109. I have no idea why ANYONE would still be listening to this revamped morning show. Whoever made this decision had no clue what is funny and what the listeners want and have come to expect as they begin their day. I used to listen to the crank call while showering and it always made me laugh. I looked forward to the morning crew and I have NOT listened since they fired Jeff nor will I listen to this lousy program with D.L!

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  110. I was sad to hear they had let Jeff Foxx go from the morning show. I have listened to the morning show since the beginning. I have moved from the area but always looked forward to tuning in to the show when I was in town. Jeff Fox, Ann Tripp and Bob Slade was the morning show. The only smart move the station has made was holding on to Bob Slade. Jeff you are missed. I hope you land another show and make it successful.

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  111. I keep tuning in every now and again to see if Jeff Foxx is back. DL Hughley is no Jeff Foxx. Morning radio is not his thing. The team of Jeff, Bob, Talent and Shaila was the best. It wasn't broken - so why did you try to fix it? Sometines we have to admit our mistakes - this is one for the owners of KISS FM

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  112. It's just a matter of time before the morning show sinks...all I can say is how ridiculous to let Jeff Foxx go

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  113. Thought Jacque Reid was on vacation but it looks like she's gone too. She was the last one left from the DL trainwreck. Although she was the voice of reason I don't think she was able to keep the show going without a supporting cast.
    Bring her back, add "Talent" and maybe someone else like George Wallace and maybe things will get better. Bugsy is not easy on the ears in the morning.

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  114. The so called management at KISS completely DESTROYED the morning show with incompetent decisions. I say bring back George Wallace who used to do the show back in the day with Jeff Foxx before they killed that show!

    It is very important to have a morning show that helps people start their day with a positive attitude and smile.

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  115. Been checking in to 98.7 Kiss with Bugsy waiting to hear some kind of announcement that a new Morning Show would be starting and hoping to hear it would have some familiar names. It’s time to bring back a show with some life in the morning. The Tri-state New York area deserves it.
    Just heard Tom Joyner’s syndicated show returns next Monday. Kiss tried this a few years ago. IT DID NOT WORK! This is New York.

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