Thursday, February 2, 2017
Tucson Radio: Veteran Personality Bobby Rich OUT At KMXZ
Longtime Tucson radio personality Bobby Rich was fired from his afternoon talk show at KMXZ 94.9 MixFM on Wednesday just weeks after moving from the morning drive-time slot to afternoons.
MIXfm officials would not comment except to confirm that Rich was no longer with the station, where he had spent 24 years hosting the morning show.
Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday — an hour before his "Bobby Rich Celebrates Tucson" show was set to begin — Rich posted on Facebook that he and the station, owned by Scripps, were parting ways.
Rich said MIXfm officials suspended him on Monday and fired him Wednesday. He was last on the air Friday, according to tucson.com.
"I didn't see this coming," he said.
Rich said he will continue an internet radio project he has been doing as a hobby for the past several years.
"It will keep me kind of in the air if not on the air for a while," he said, adding that he doesn't really make money off the venture. "I just want to have fun."
Posted 7:13:00 AM