Saturday, June 6, 2015

Chicago Radio: Bobby Skafish OUT At WDRV-FM

Bobby Skafish
Hubbard Broadcasting's Classic Rock WDRV 97.1 FM The Drive has a dismissed longtime afternoon personality Bobby Skafish.

Skakfish, a veteran of Chicago rradio for almost 40-years, worked at WDRV-FM for almost 8-years.

WDRV-FM Program Director Curtiss Johnson sent out a memo to the entire staff on Friday afternoon, notifying them of the change. The memo read as follows:
"As we announced in a short staff meeting a few minutes ago, our long-time co-worker and friend Bobby Skafish has left The Drive. Bobby has been gracing afternoon drive for us these past eight years, and has been an amazing partner, collaborator and communicator in helping shape the sound of The Drive. 
Please join us in wishing Bobby all the best in his future endeavors. 
Beginning immediately, Steve Seaver will be holding down afternoon drive duties. Seaver has been our "go-to-guy" for the last seven years, and now he will Drive us all home from 2p-7p. 
Onward & Upward"
Skafish started on Chicago airwaves with WXRT-FM November 1976, where he worked until 1983. He then moved over to WLUP-FM The Loop, staying until the station flipped formats to all-talk in 1993. He moved over to WKQX-FM, but stayed less than a year before returning  to WXRT. In 2006, WXRT-FM released Skafish. After starting up his own online radio station for a few months, WDRV-FM hired Skafish in June 2007, moving him to afternoons less than two months later.

Weekender/fill-in host Steve Seaver moves to afternoons. He also voice-tracked the station's "Deep Tracks" channel, heard on WDRV-HD2. He has been heard on Chicago radio stations since 1991, including time at WWBZ 103.5 FM The Blaze and a long run as weekend/evening DJ on WLUP-FM.

1 comment:

  1. I know it's a tough business. I wish him all the best. He will be greatly missed.