Friday, December 7, 2012

Baltimore: Jojo No Longer At Mix 106.5

Jojo Girard, half of the popular morning duo Jojo and Reagan on Mix 106.5 FM, has been let go, he said Thursday.

Girard confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that he was told immediately after his show Thursday that his contract would not be renewed.

Girard posted on Facebook: "have joined the ranks of the unemployed at least I'm not alone."

Calls to the station's head of programming Dave Labrozzi were not immediately returned.

By mid-afternoon Thursday, references to Girard seemed wiped clean from the station's website, only mentioning Reagan, whose full name is Reagan Warfield.

Girard has worked at the station since 1994. He was originally teamed with Kenny Campbell and worked on the Jojo and Reagan show for the last six years.

73 comments:

  1. Jo Jo. You made listening to Mix 106.5 a happy experience for me on the way to my office, and on the way home from my office. The show isn't the same without you. It lacks the energy you brought. I will have to find a new station; one without those annoying hair removal commercials. Be well, and I am confident you will be back at another station.

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  2. I won't listen anymore-you were the bigger half of the reason I did-also the music played on there sucks!

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  3. Unbelievable! What on earth is management thinking? Listening to JoJo at 5 am during my hour and a half commute is really the only thing that made the drive bearable. Sincerely wish you and your family the very best JoJo and I look forward to hearing you on another station soon.

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  4. sir, mix has lost a listener (scores i am sure) and you'll be missed. hope to find you on again soon.

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  5. I was a listner when jojo and Kenny had been on mix. Then, jojo and Regan. You and jojo made the morning show. I had a feeling mix was up to something They Lost me listening to the morning show too

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  6. JoJo - I am truly sorry that you're no longer on Wmix. You were the star!! I've been a fan since the beginning back in the days when you were teamed up with Kenny. Good luck! You will be missed!

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  7. Mix 106.5 just lost another listener, so sad:( I'll miss him

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  8. Just switched stations. I can't imagine how they'll do the Hopkins telethon without you and Reagan together. You have a wonderful combination of humor and compassion.

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  9. Although I have a short commute to work those few minutes of listening to the morning show were always Fun & Lively because of you !! You will be missed....Hope you land on another Baltimore station soon! Good Luck and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  10. Wow is all I can say. Management has made a very poor decision in letting you go. You were the stronger half of the morning show - as it takes 2 people to try and replace you. Have you heard the "new" morning show? The last thing I want to hear is some high pitched female voice laughing all over herself when I wake up and then on my drive to work. Raegan isn't even himself without you. Sad day in radioville....count this long time listener as gone, gone, GONE.

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  11. Time to find a new station. I've been listening to you for years and years. You are the only reason 106.5 went on in my car. 106.5 needs to rethink their DJ choices, everyone left is too annoying to enjoy.

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  12. Really haven't enjoyed the show since Kenny was let go years ago. JoJo and Kenny made a much better team. Loved the chemistry between the two and Kenny's "jingles". Bad decision from management. Good luck JoJo!

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  13. I thought you had just gone on vacation. :( You will be missed in the morning. You and Reagan were a stable in my commute and it's just felt off since you've been gone. Best of luck finding a new venue and keep your fans updated on where you land.

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  14. Missing JoJo....just not the same. Never really been a Reagan fan. Looks like 104.3 is my news station.

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  15. I miss you Jojo. I drive to work at 5:30am everyday and your show was the one that always kept me awake. I started listening about 5 years ago and really enjoyed your humour and made me feel like I still live among good people. The show is not the same anymore without Jojo.

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  16. I can't believe I've been listening to your show since 2nd grade. I'm now 25. You just have always been there. Jojo - you were MIX 106.5. I loved you and Kenny and I loved you and Reagan. The heads at Mix 106.5 are idiots that are sending that station in a fiery hole of failure. People listening on their commutes in the morning (myself included) listened to YOU - not the same 5 pop songs that can be heard on any radio station at any time. I grew up with you. You must find another place soon and then tell everyone so we can switch to that radio station (drag Reagan there too!)

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  17. I thought JoJo was on vacation until yesterday and went looking on the internet to see where he went. Am utterly and completely shocked that his contract wasn't renewed because he was THE BEST on 106.5 FM Nothing against Maria Dennis, but I find her shrill and the constant references to vodka and drinking are tiresome and out of place on a morning talk show.

    I always thought JoJo was extremely funny, real and immensely likeable. I can't tell you how often I commented to someone about something funny that he'd talked about on my drive in to work. I am not liking the new morning format - it's not the same without JoJo. I used to listen to it to hear JoJo and Reagan (and most loved it when Sara was with them) and the music was secondary. Now listening only to the music and will return to 101.9 and my own CD's.

    I met JoJo once and thought he was a great guy and wish him all the best and that he'll find something wonderful out there!! Good luck, JoJo!!

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  18. JoJo was the one who made me laugh I haven't laughed since. He was why I turned the radio on in the morning. He seemed to realy love what he did and I took him for granted that he would always be there in the morning. It wasn't about the music in the morning it was what they were talking about and what he would say. Duh to the people who let him go. Good Luck, JoJo I will miss you.

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  19. I always enjoyed listening to Jojo and Kenny, until the latter suddenly dropped off the radar screen. Now the same thing has happened to Jojo. Reagan grew into filling the void nicely but this new "team" just doesn't cut it. The newer ranks of DJs are filled with those who obviously don't care about grammar. Too often I hear "...me and XXX will...", incorrect verb/subject agreement, and double negatives. It just grates!!! The newest traffic reporter, Liz, has a terrible radio voice which just adds to reasons to switch stations. Sorry guys. You have lost another listener.

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  20. My husband and I just realized Jo Jo wasn't on vacation. We can't believe he was let go by management. He was the only authentic presence on the morning show. They should have fired hairless Reagan and annoying Maria Dennis. Good bye 106.5!

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  21. I am in agreement with everything everyone said so far. I always loved JoJo and Kenny and when Kenny left was upset, but we still had JoJo. Reagan grew on me as long as JoJo was there, now I can't stand to listen either. Will be finding another station to listen to. Hope I don't fall asleep driving in the meantime! Thank you JoJo for keeping me awake driving to work...I will miss you making me laugh in the morning! Sorry to hear Mix106.5 is so stupid!!

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  22. I agree with all the above comments. JoJo was a the reason I listened to mix106.5. Maria Dennis is way to hyper in the morning and I don't appreciate all of her vodka stories when I am taking my teenagers to school in the morning. JoJo was always a real person who made everyone feel good! Good Luck Reagan and watch your back! JoJo, I hoped to hear you back on the radio soon, because whatever station you will land on that will be my new station.

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  23. This sucks!! I miss Jo Jo! Maria Dennis is HORRIBLE. Not even funny and she never knows how to respond. One morning they asked her about the most exciting thing she did on the weekend. She bought a pomegranate....really?

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  24. I agree with the rest of these posts - JoJo was the only reason to listen to the Morning Show. Reagan is nice but he lacks that quick wit and down-home country charm of JoJo. I can't stand Priestly and Jenn in the afternoon; therefore, there is no reason to listen to MIX anymore. They need to fire their management team if they think it is better to keep Priestly and fire JoJo??!!

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  25. I was sad when Kenny was booted off, but remained a loyal listener. Now that JoJo has been let go, I have also let go. No more Mix 106.5 for me. Done. JoJo - I hope we find you elsewhere very soon!!! And I hope wherever you go, it is well advertised so your fans can follow you!!

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  26. Listened to the new morning show one time since Jojo has been gone. Hated it. I feel sorry for Reagan as he seems lost. The rest of the voices were annoying. In fact the whole show was annoying. Will not listen again. Jojo, I wish you and your family the best and hope to hear you on the radio again soon.

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  27. Resumed AM drive after holidays and started hearing Maria... thought things might have changed when I heard show announced as Maria and Reagan. Quick check with Google disappointingly confirmed my thoughts. Sad loss of JoJo - energy and dynamics are gone and so to am I. This is a two-fer loss for WMIX (and sponsors) since I am not inclined to change radio station for PM commute. Echoing above, can't imagine Johns Hopkins fund drive without JoJo (had daughter there in Pediatric Oncology for leukemia tests that fortunately turned out negative). Best wishes JoJo... looking forward to hearing you again soonest!

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  28. Jojo sorry to not hear your voice in the morning anymore. I feel like my kids have grown up listening to your voice while we chased down the school bus. The morning show is not the same anymore. Best wishes to you and your family.
    Corinne

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  29. I, too, thought JoJo was on vacation until I heard the announcement of the morning show name. Who does Mix 106.5 think their audience is? They need to know that a large part of it is young to middle age women driving their kids to school then going off to work while enjoying some grown up conversation. JoJo was the voice of reason and the reason that I listened. Guess it will be 101.9 from now on. Hope to hear JoJo back on the air soon!

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  30. I have tried several times to listen without Jojo and the show simply has no life! I looked forward to Jojo and Reagan's sense of humor and the way they worked so well together. Very dull now and the music mix is definatley not the same. Time to switch over after all of these years.

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  31. I have been waiting for JoJo's voice on the morning show. Thought maybe he had family issues or something to keep him off the air so long. I googled today and was shocked. Why would managemet let go the best person on the morning show. The new morning show SUCKS. I too have been listening to Mix since JoJo and Kenny. Time to move to another radio station.

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  32. I too thought JoJo was on vacation and then was shocked when I found out he was let go. Are you kidding me? JoJo WAS the morning show! He was so real, relatable, funny and warm. We LOVED listening to him in the morning. I can't believe the station got rid of him. I'm boycotting 106.5 now. I'll tune in to another radio station when they pick up JoJo for a morning show. I think Mix 106.5 did JoJo very wrong. We love you JoJo. You'll be back on the air in no time.

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  33. I concur with all the aforementioned posts. I returned to the morning drive after the holidays wondering where was Jo-Jo...thought he was out on medical leave or vacation. I am stunned to discover Jo-Jo was let go form 106.5. I have been listening to him since he began at the station, first with Kenny and then Reagan. To adopt a David Letterman term...don't know what those "bone-heads" at MIX are thinking. The show doesn't have the same energy...I'll also be jumping ship. Best of everything to you, Jo-Jo. I'll be looking for your return to the radio.

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  34. I am just sick to hear that JoJo has been let go. Been a faithful listening since before JoJo and Kenny. I kept thinking he was on vacation. I love Regan and he made a great pair with JoJo...Maria is NOT funny and tries too hard. Not feeling John either. I am embarassed to hear some of the stupid things they say especially Maria...She acts so immature! Bring back JoJo...will most likely be switching radio stations...so annoying listening to John and Maria. Still a fan of Regan's...sad sad thing to hear JoJo his gone. Will miss you friend and wish you the best!

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  35. Unreal. JoJo's replacement is AWFUL. He is annoying and borderline obnoxious. I dont even understand his "humor". I like Reagan and Maria is ok (although a little grating at times), but JoJo was the glue... Looks like it's back to 102.7. Good luck JoJo - I'm sure you will find another radio home that will appreciate your talent, energy and compassion.

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  36. NOT happy with the new show without JoJo. Very sad to hear that he has worked there since 1994 and now was let go. I grew up listening to JoJo and Kenny and have enjoyed JoJo and Reagan as well. Every time I switch to mix 1065, I am not interested. Very sad.

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  37. Just finally catching up. Have been listning to Mix all week wondering were JoJo was. Finally decided to look on line to see and omg they let him go. What on earth are they thinking. I know. Pay the salaries of those other younger Maria and John and boot the old guy. So sad for JoJo. Hope JoJo finds another show on radio so I can enjoy my morning commute. I totally agree with everyting people have listed above. When I know longer heard Kenny's voice I wondered what happended and never looked it up. Then Sara was gone as well...again not sure why.
    This is so disturbing.
    Gook luck JoJO and Reagan you definately sound lost without JoJo. Maria is a ditz and John has no personality. Didn't like Maria and John in the afternoon show so never listened in the PM commute but now I have to find a new morning show. All out plain old news is better than this crappy morning show (except Reagan) Mix has now.

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  38. I was shocked as well. I didn't "get it" until after I returned from the holidays. Then I heard the new name of the show and was lost. I agree, I don't like the new guy at all. No offense new guy, but JoJo is great. I will miss hearing about his family. I loved the chemistry and it was all I could listen to on my school drop off and then on to work. I'm so sad now that I realize this is real. Good luck JoJo. I miss you! Sorry Reagan, but I don't think I can get used to the new show.

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  39. I cannot believe that JoJo is no longer with MIX 106.5 - he WAS Mix 106.5. Reagan sounds lost without him...Maria is insulting to my ears and John adds nothing. My only reason for listening to 106.5 in the morning was JoJo; although I love Reagan as well, but not without JoJo - I can't tolerate Maria and John. Good Luck JoJo! You are so missed!! I am now listening to another morning program!

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  40. JoJo was the reason I listened to 106.5 in the morning. I love all of his family stories and great sense of humor. He's just a great down-to-earth guy. I have been very disappointed since he has been gone, and I rarely listen to the station. Please start a new show at a new station JoJO.....can't wait!! You have many fans and they will follow you!!

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  41. Wow I finally looked on the web to see what happened to JoJo hoping he wasn't ill. I'm done with 106.5! I don't like their music and don't care for the new personalities so there's no reason to listen any longer. Hopefully Reagan will join JoJo on a different station.

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  42. Being on vacation during the holidays, just thought JoJo was too. Now I see that his contract wasn't renewed. What a huge mistake. Been a listener since JoJo and Kenny. Missed Kenny but JoJo kept the show lively. Now won't listen at 5:30am any more. Not a fan of Reagan and Maria is so annoying. Don't listen in the afternoon - can't stand all the talking by Priestly & Jenn. Lost another listener!

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  43. I am so disappointed that they let JoJo go. I was shocked, I also thought he was on vacation. what is wrong with management. I looked forward every morning, to listening to the JoJo and Reagan show, on my way to work, When I started hearing, Maria and Jon???? I said what is this all about, it just does not fit. So blah. JoJo was funny, and he always had allot to talk about, When he and Reagan, discussed things that were going on, it was always very interesting. Now it is just blah. Very very sad news. Thanks FM 106.5, for not making my day!!!! You should rethink what you did, and bring JoJo back.!!!

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  44. I too thought JoJo was on vacation until I checked the web. JoJo and Reagan made an AWESOME pair! JoJo is made the show so fun with his humor and energy. I love Reagan also but the show isn't the same without the two of them. I don't know what the station was thinking when they made this decision. God Bless JoJo-I pray that you will be able to use your awesome talent at another station soon!

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  45. Wow, are they crazy! I thought JOJO was on Vacation....I never in 100 yrs thought they would let him go... You are the show....just like your friend Kenny and you were :). No offence to Maria Dennis but I can't take her. And if she plays, that girl is on fire.....OMG..... 5 times already this AM.

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    1. BRING JOJO BACK, BRING JOJO BACK........REAGAN AND JOJO

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    2. Is this true that JoJo and family moved to PA and he's on a radio station there?

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  46. For the last week, I kept thinking JoJo must have the flu or something. I drive to work at 6am, and JoJo and Reagan always made that ride enjoyable. I feel bad for Reagan...they were a team and really played well off of each other. JoJo, you will be missed, and I already find myself changing stations all morning!
    I never knew what happened to Kenny...so this is quite a shock!

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  47. My children and I began listening to JoJo in 1996. JoJo made you feel like he was a friend...as if he was talking just to you. What a shame that a radio station didn't take the time to listen...instead that sat around and looked at the ratings. Moving forward they will long for the great ratings they once had with JoJo. I join the ranks of saying Adios to 106.5. JoJo start your own station with Kenny and Reagan.

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  48. I so agree with everyone, I am so bummed about JoJo leaving. 106.5. you really made a mistake. JoJo helped make the show what it was.
    Maria and John, just does not mix with Reagan in the morning.
    Can't stand the show now. JoJo, hope you get another station, you need to let us all know, so we can listen. Good luck.

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  49. At first I thought JoJo was on vacation, but then I realized that his name had been taken out of all the tags. I have tried to keep an open mind through the changes, but I just don't like the new morning show mix of DJs on 106.5. I felt the chemistry with Maria wasn't there, but I liked the JoJo and Reagan combo enough to tolerate her. John bores me. I think he would fill in when both JoJo and Reagan were on vacation and I would turn to another station because I disliked him so much. It's just my opinion, but I don't think Baltimore has any good morning shows any more.

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    1. I also thought JoJo was on vacation and saw that his name was taken out of the tags. Furthermore, I emailed Reagan concerning where JoJo was and received no reply!! I had to switch to 104.3 in the morning. I couldn't take Maria's high pitch voice either. John, Maria and Reagan, I'm sorry for our loss.

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    2. Same here, I thought JoJo was on extended vacation. I can't stand the new guys voice.He sounds fake like the dude in the morning on 107.3. What is wrong with you people? JoJo has a wonderful voice and is real! I.m done with 106.5

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  50. Equally disappointed about JoJo being let go. And I find it in poor taste that they didn't even give him a proper send off- no chance to say goodbye to his faithful listeners. I could see doing that if he'd only been there for a few months or a year, but this was nearly twenty years! JoJo and Reagan were the only reason I ever listened to Mix 106.5. The new morning show is lousy, so goodbye Mix.

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  51. I want JoJo. I'm with everyon else. I keep changing stations now and there is nothing to compare with what we had with the teams of JoJo and Reagan and JoJo and Kenny.(I'was a listener for MANY years. I am no longer a listener of 106.5. It has become boring.

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  52. Ditto - I had thought Jo Jo was on vacation yet when they brought Maria in the am I was wondering what was up. JoJo was the main reason I listened - my favorite time was when Jo Jo, Reagan and Sara were on together - no radio station in the am feels remotely feasible! I am hopeful that a radio atation in Baltimore will scoop him up and tell us were he is so we can tune in again! I was all for another female host combo with JoJo and Reagn but honestly Maria is sooooo obnoxious! The other guy is a huge snooze -Reagan is Reagan -Brian was a trip!

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  53. Like everyone else, I though Jojo was on vacation. After the holidays I noticed the morning show name had changed. I texted and Reagan confirmed that this was the new show. I assumed Jojo had moved into management or something. A week ago, I finally googled it. So disappointing. I do not like Maria's whiny voice and half the time John doesn't seem to know where he is when he isn't grunting (gross!). Reagan sounds out of place and confused. They have ruined "3 things you need to know" with uselessness. At least Maria stopped the vodka obsession. Is she bad because she is drunk? She ruined STR by calling every question unfair. Really? It is very irritating. I can't deal with this junk at 530 in the morning. MIX, please fix yourselves. Jojo, good luck in the future (please come back). You made it worth hearing Rihanna five times in two hours. BTW, where the heck is Brian? Even he was funny. He added way more to the show than Maria and John. And who in the world thought "Maria and the Mix Morning Show with Reagan and John" sounded catchy? Even the title is irritating. It doesn't MIX. You need to NIX! I have an idea, go rehire Jojo and/or bring back Rouse and Company and get me a real morning show. Early Risers REVOLT!

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  54. So bummed. I loved Jojo. He balanced the show. I hate John and Maria. 106.5 has lost another listener.

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  55. I thought JoJo was on vacation - then heard the station say "the Maria, Reagan and John show"! I am shocked. I have listened to JoJo since 1994 - missed Kenny - but found relief in JoJo's continued banter. I like Reagan, Maria - not so much (a bit too whiny for my taste), but with JoJo aboard, I continued to listen. So, now, like Mix 106.5, I have decided not to "pick up my contract" with you guys. So long, I'm finding another station. JoJo, best of luck, my drive to work is no longer fun.

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  56. John & Maria are horrible. Maria is just down right annoying, previous comment referred to her being "Whiny". IT IS ALL ABOUT HER. The show is not the same. You need to listen to their show.
    I have been listening to JoJo for years, he is missed.

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    1. I miss JoJo too. They are not the same, I agree. Also, no offense, but do they have to talk about the Ravens 24/7? It's getting boring... like what favorite superbowl commercial? ugh... who cares? I want the Ravens to win since it's good for Baltimore/economy, etc. but come on, not everyone is THAT into football...

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  57. I cannot believe you let him go and replaced him with Maria! She never shuts up. She is loud and abrasive. I no longer listen to the show. Reagan is ok, but Maria needs a mouth plug. I thought she was filling in for JoJo. Just found out today why he is not on. Shame on you.

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  58. I have been a Sirius XM user for a couple years now but always listen to JOJO in the mornings. NOW I am exclusive to Sirius XM. Bye 106 something. Good Luck to you, JOJO

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  59. Can't stand the new team! New guys voice is as fake as the morning guy on 107.3 JoJo was the best! Could listen to him all day!!
    You lost another listener....

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  60. First, Sarah.
    Now, Jo-Jo.
    Watch your back, Reagan.

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  61. For the last few weeks I have been wondering what happened to JoJo and finally googled it this morning and found out he is GONE!! Big mistake in my eyes. He was the entire show for me. Reagen is just average but not a lot of personality and he seems to cocky and arrogant to me! I'll be heading to 101.9 or 102.7. Thanks for ALl the TERRIFIC years JOJO!!

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  62. Ugh! Bring JoJo back. I listened this morning and the show was awful. Maria is better in the afternoon!

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  63. Thank you Jo Jo for many years of morning drives! Your personality
    is definitely missed! All the best to you in the future.
    Hopefully a program manager reads the many posts here and picks you up so we can all change the channel!

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  64. I've been wondering where JoJo is the last few weeks and finally looked it up. I as so many others will be switching my radio station. Sorry Reagan.....

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  65. Seriously... what were they thinking?

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  66. I think jo jo got lazy and comfortable. he did little to put on a great radio show. Good move by the station hopefully the new morning show will strive to put on entertaining radio.

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  67. I, like everyone else, thought JoJo was on an extended vacation at first. Then I became worried that he had some serious illness, but they never mentioned anything on the station! This was the ONLY radio station that I have ever listened to as long as I have been driving to work. I loved the dynamics of JoJo & Kenny the best. But then I grew to like JoJo & Reagan very much too. I can't stand that JoJo is gone-the management has made a grave mistake & ruined what was the best station on the air in my opinion! JoJo was so real & down-to-earth and you could relate to everything that he talked about. JoJo, hopefully, this will just be a turning point in your life & you will land in an even better place/job because you certainly deserve it. Your humor & dedication to your listeners will never be forgotten & you must let us know if you wind up on another station. Best of luck to you & your family too!

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  68. Jojo and Reagan's show was fun to listen to. Still a fan of Reagan's, but even 2 people cannot fill jojo's shoes. I feel bad for Maria and John because of this. I have been a loyal listener for 10 years, but it isn't enjoyable to hear anyone on there except Reagan now. I was hoping it would improve over the last several months, but it has not. What a terrible decision the station made.

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