Morning radio hosts leave 'Kiss' 95.1 after they're unable to reach contract terms.
They were unable to reach terms with the station's owner, CBS Radio, at the end of their five-year contract.
"We have been in negotiations with them and just couldn't come to an agreement," T.J. said Friday.
"We had a good run the past 13 years and look forward to making a major announcement regarding our new morning show," said John Reynolds, operations manager for "Kiss."
Both men are under contract for the rest of the month and had expected to work through next week, but were told by CBS management after Friday's show that the run had ended.
"We don't have any ill will toward them," T.J. said. "That was a great 13 years of our lives."
Their show is syndicated to 12 other stations and they will broadcast it from studio space leased from Clear Channel Radio off Billy Graham Parkway. Three of their affiliates are owned by Clear Channel. Their show is also streamed live on www.acetj.com.
Midday host Kelly Meyers will move to the "Kiss" morning show for the short term beginning Monday, Roberts said. She will be joined by Ace & T.J. sidekicks Yankee Pete Herrick and Guenn Peterson while the station looks for a new morning show.
Losing Ace & T.J. means that two CBS Radio stations in Charlotte are without a permanent morning show. Sister station WKQC-FM ("K" 104.7) has been seeking a morning personality since the departure of Jo Jo Morales in December.
Ace & T.J. consistently did well over the years in radio ratings in the highly competitive morning environment.
They were among leaders in the key 18-to-34 age demographic, though they have been getting pressure in recent ratings periods from "Woody and Wilcox" on rival WEND-FM ("End" 106.5).