Monday, January 21, 2013

NY Radio: Bob Wolf Out At Radio Woodstock..Already

Bob Wolf
Bob Wolf’s tenure as morning man at WDST 100.1 FM I Woodstock is over…not even lasting two weeks.

The Progressive, award-winning radio station, Radio Woodstock 100.1 (WDST) earlier this month announced the addition of Bob “The Wolf” Wohlfeld as host of the station’s new morning show, “Wakin’ Up With The Wolf”.

Wohlfeld, former morning jock on WPYX (Albany) from 2000-2012 and WPDH (Poughkeepsie) from 1990-2000 brought his talents and long history of success to the Hudson Valley along with his signature dry and direct voice and cutting wittiness.

When his hiring was first announced Wohlfield said,   “I am thrilled to be the new morning show at Radio Woodstock 100.1. A legendary station in its own right, owned and run by actual humans."

However,  Radio Woodstock canceled "Wakin' Up With The Wolf" Thursday.

Jimmy Buff, who moved to midday following the hiring of Robert Wohlfeld, will take the morning-show host.

"I love mornings," Buff said. "I love getting up early. It'll still be an easy-paced morning show."

Losing that easy pace was a major complaint from WDST listeners upon Wohlfeld's introduction to 100.1 FM. Wohlfeld, a longtime morning radio staple, has been known to talk more during the mornings, sometimes rubbing locals the wrong way with edgy content.

"Every radio station has a vocal gang of listeners," said Buff. "But the response of people we never heard of before ... that response was overwhelming." He added that living in a modern age of social media probably helped WDST make its decision; its Facebook had been buzzing with listener critiques and complaints.

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