The move was apparently because of the budget.
The Atlanta Constituion quotes Pete Spriggs, program director at sister station News WSB 750 AM / 95.5, “I love Dave,” Spriggs said. “He’s a great guy. It’s just unfortunate.”
There have been no announcement from Cox concerning a replacement for Clapper.
Clapper, on his Facebook page, posted:
"After 13 years with Cox Radio Atlanta, I am officially unemployed for the first time in 20 years. It was a good run!!! What’s next?!?!? “The only constant in life is change!”Clapper had been the program director at the River since 2012 and has been active with the River since its launch in early 2006. He also handled X107.1 duties when that station debuted a year ago. He also handled promotions at Cox Radio Atlanta from 2002 to 2012.
The River is the market’s most popular rock station in overall listeners. It ranked eighth in last month’s Nielson Audio ratings with a 4.3 share (6+) . Last year, the station averaged a 5.3 share, good for sixth place overall.