KLBJ host Dale Dudley fired, he says
Waterloo Media says he was not made redundant but his contract was not renewed, saying it was time to “try something a little different”.
AUSTIN, Texas – Editor’s Note: The video posted above is a KVUE report from January 2020, when the show was moved to the afternoon.
Within months of his 35th birthday with KLBJ-FM, Austin radio show host Dale Dudley said he had been fired.
Dudley made the claim on a Facebook post Tuesday.
“I was 3 months 35 years old at KLBJ-FM. I had a weird feeling driving today. And of course I got fired at the end of today’s show.” , Dudley said in the Facebook post. “I want to thank each of you for allowing me to grow from a 25 year old idiot to a little more mature 60 years old.”
Dudley worked alongside Bob Fonseca on The Dudley and Bob with Chuy Show from 6 am to 10 am every morning for the radio. Dudley initially worked alongside Clark Ryan for five years before Fonseca joined Dudley as the show’s co-host. Dudley and Fonseca were on the air together for over 20 years.
In January 2020, the Dudley and Bob with Matt Show on KLBJ moved to the afternoon, airing from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Waterloo Media released the following statement on the release of Dudley:
âDale Dudley was on KLBJ-FM for just over 34 years and we greatly appreciate his years entertaining generations of Austin audiences. Dale fearlessly spoke about his personal journeys with wit and passion.
âDale hasn’t been fired – it’s just time for the station to try something a little different and Dale’s contract hasn’t been renewed. We hope listeners will listen to 93.7 in the coming weeks. to see what’s going on. “
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