PD Mike Preston is now looking for a replacement to join Fitz, Ellen and Biscuit, "Fitz has one of the top shows in Seattle, making this one of the top opportunities out there right now."
As for Russell, "Please know that Fitz and I are better friends today than we were when we first met," he posted to Facebook Friday. "He has been amazing to me and I will miss being on the air with him every morning. I honestly believe that I'll never work with a more talented person than [host] Cory Fitz."
Russell and Fitz first teamed for mornings at Top 40 KNIN/Wichita Falls, TX in 1997. He also worked with Fitz in Dallas and has been part of the morning show cast on KKWF since the station's 2005 launch.
Fitz In The Morning has been offered nationally through an Entercom/Fitz/Sun Broadcast Group partnership since late last year (CAT 10/21). See Russell's emotional 14-minute on-air goodbye here:
Today was one of the hardest days of my radio career. My farewell to my co-pilot.FITZ
Posted by Seattle Wolf on Friday, October 23, 2015