Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NYC Radio: Jeff Foxx OUT At WBLS

Earthquake
Longtime WBLS 107.5 FM PM Drive host Jeff Foxx is out.

On September 9th, Comedian Earthquake whose extensive fan base has enjoyed his unique brand of comedy for almost two decades, makes his way to 107.5 WBLS. ‘Quake’ slides on the headphones along-side New York’s darling Déjà Vu, Monday-Friday 3pm to 7pm.

Déjà Vu a chief personality of New York radio will blend her long lasting love affair with New York City with Comedian Earthquake’s newly found citywide experiences.

Deja Vu
"Earthquake's been on his grind for quite some time! He loves radio and I can't wait to help him realize his dream of becoming an afternoon star in New York City Radio!” stated WBLS Operations Manager, Skip Dillard.

"Afternoons on WBLS has always been the spot of legends, from Frankie Crocker to Wendy Williams," WBLS GM Deon Levingston  added. "Now it's time for Earthquake to write his page in radio history."

34 comments:

  1. WOW.....jeff fox will be missed.

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  2. What?! I'm going to miss Jeff Foxx, his laughs, the classics he played and his interviews. Afternoons won't be the same.

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  3. real bad move! I'd like to know where Foxx is going...so I can listen!

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    1. He is on Satellite radio channel 49 Soul Town.

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  4. we have gotten to the point where now articles that are written are full non sence, Déjà Vu a chief personality? u gotta be kidding me, mr. deon levingston comparing frankie crocker with someone who jocked howard stern for a black audience a legend? is a joke in itself. all it shows is today you can punk some of the people but not all of the people, this is a move for wbls to get back into the syndication game that has helped kill black/mask termed urban radio.

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  5. There are no words that can describe how horrible this move is. I don't know who Earthquake is, but how about some loyalty to Jeff Fox and his followers. Also, how about having music people instead of comedians have the radio spots. Has music reached such a low point that we need comedians to laugh us into listening to the radio?

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  6. I cannot believe this... Mr. Foxx has been a pillar to wbls and Mr. Deon Levingston should be removed from his position as a GM.. This is a bad decision on his part. What was he thinking? JF has been with WBLS for quite sometime now prior from that he was a pillar on 98.7 kiss fm which is no longer RnB now it is a sports station. What the Hell is going on with our black stations? I know it is going down quick and pretty soon it will be all white music we will be listening too.. SUCH A SAD LOST IN TIME AND HISTORY !!!!!

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    1. black folks do not own wbls anymore. now that is a shame

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  7. This is some fragglenackle bull!!!!!!!!! Really where is the honestly to long time host...Who decided that they needing to replace Jeff with Earthquake?...REALLY??? Boooooo, I wont be listening during that time.... MAGIC, where are you????

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  8. SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I cannot believe Jeff is gone. I don't want to listen to a burned out comedian, I want to listen to a radio personality!

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  10. I want to know where Jeff Foxx is going. Now that stations are online, I can find some way to listen to him where ever he goes. If anyone knows please post it in a comment. All of this is due to the downfall of 98.7 Kiss FM (WKRS) before it became a sports radio station.

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  11. i have followed Jeff foxx for the last 30 years and I am 63. I will really miss him. THE FOX THAT ROCKS THE BOX.

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  12. This is a travesty. I have listened to Jeff on the radio forever. He is the best no one can compare! Not sure if I'll remain a listener. We need to poll the audience before we make such rash decisions.

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  13. Change is needed sometime. If you were more in tune you would know that Earthquake has been on radio. Maybe if you came out of your box and listen to other stations you would know that. Good move WBLS!

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  14. Why?Jeff Foxx is an institution and the last black radio icon left in a long glorious line of of radio personalities wonder where J.F. will wind up?

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  15. I don't know who this Mr.Levingston is he doesn't seem to have what it takes to assemble a radio personality line up. Jeff Fox brought a nice selection of R&B Classics to WBLS mature and knowledgable audience. Earthquake should continue to do standup and the professionals like Jeff Fox allowed to prevail and do what they do best which is play quality music. I seriously believe that Mr.Levingston took the WBLS music audience two steps backwards. Mr.Fox and Dejavu had remarkable chemistry as a team. Jeff interfaced remarkably well with the DJs on the afterwork music segment. Our WBLS audience deserves better Mr.Levingston bring back Mr.Fox a true professional. All comedians don't have what it takes to transition from standup comedy to a bonafide radio personality. The Steve Harvey type comedians are very rare and seldom achieve the same kind or come close to attaining that type of radio appeal.

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  16. I knew something was wrong when I didn't hear Jeff Foxx on WBLS last week. I thought that perhaps he was on vacation. Then I decided to google his name and this is what I found! I can't tell you what a bad move this is. I am a mature woman who wants to listen to mature radio! I'm soooo not feeling Earthquake like that! Jeff Foxx WILL BE MISSED!!

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  17. Dejavu's voice makes my skin crawl.

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    1. I agree regarding Deja Vu's voice! She sounds like she's trying too hard. I don't listen in the afternoon just because of her. And now Earthquake??? Ugh!

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  18. I agree with everything said, Jeff Foxx will be missed and Im turning the station again in search of the FOXX that rocks the box! If any one knows where Jeff is working now turn I would really appreciate it. I can't listen anymore! I refuse to listen to that broke down comic!

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  19. I will turn off my radio at 3 and go on line Tuneth Radio so many great jocks in other cities that I will tune into.

    I will not listen to WBLS from 3-7 and I am a mature woman of 60 but I have a son who is 27 and a dauhter 39 and they feel the same way.

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  20. well now 105.1 sounds real good from 3 to 7 Mr. Jeff Foxx with that smoooooth voice of his will be missed. WBLS For Real!!! SMH!

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  21. I, too, have been listening to Jeff Foxx for many years and this is pathetic. Steve Harvey in the morning is bad enough. What has happened to New York urban adult radio??? The Foxx That Rocks the Box will be greatly missed!!

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    1. I agree. I wouldn't ne surprised if Stev . Didnt pay wbls to hire his fellow comic. Sat & Sun is all wbls is getting from me. Jeff Foxx is on then. After that i will listen on Sirius

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  22. I followed Jeff Foxx from Kiss FM to WBLS and they now put him out to pasture???!!! Yeah, Power 105.1 does sound like the station I will be listening to from 3-until I clock out from work!!!

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  23. First they broke the group up with Jeff, Talent etc, then 98.7 went down the drain and now Jeff has left. WHAT NEXT?

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  24. Just heard eartquuake on steves show beggin for more listeners,Im sorry but i cant support that show stay stroong yall dont listen turn to hot 97 or 105,1 they are really no that bad
    jack

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  25. Jeff Fox will be missed. I have listened to Earthquake and he is just OK. I much prefer the Fox That Rocks the Box

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  26. Foxx will be missed. BLS is losing (check that) has lost its edge.

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  27. WBLS is trying to be too many different things to too many different people/demographics. We lost 98.7 KISS and you cannot be both! Pick one thing and stick with it. You are all over the place and are missing it at every turn. You play one or two good songs and then deviate somewhere unknown. I cannot just put on your station and listen straight like I used to in the old days. Earthquake???? Really???? You're trying to fix something but you're looking in the wrong place!! Work on music programming and not personalities. If the music isn't good I don' t care who the DJ is!!!

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  28. if I want to here comedy I go to the comedy club! Please cut it out! Bring back Jeff Foxx now!

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  29. I am a native New Yorker living in Atlanta and have always enjoyed listening to the Foxx. WBLS should do the right thing and bring him back to weekdays. And for the station to compare Earthquake to the GREAT Frankie Crocker is simply crazy. I won't be listening on my way home from work. I have been BLS fan since the early days with Lamar Renee, Ken Webb, etc. BLS get it together and sharpen your pencil before its too late.

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  30. I will certainly miss Jeff Foxx and his infectious laugh. Where will he be going?

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