WICHITA — It’s the end of an era at KRBB, FM-97.9.
Tracy Cassidy is off the morning show after 26 years.
“I’m suddenly free to enjoy my trips with my dad, my grandchildren, do some painting and get some workouts in,” Cassidy says.
She won’t say what happened, though.
First, her longtime co-host, Brett Harris, lost his position in 2012, which followed his prolonged contract negotiations a couple of years prior when he considered other options.
At the time, Cassidy made it clear she would stay regardless of what Harris did.
“I have to go where my trust level is high and where my projects are,” she said.
Cassidy says she can’t explain what changed. Nor did anyone from the station return calls for comment.
It’s unclear what’s happening with the rest of the B98 morning show crew. Most references to Harris’ replacement, Adam “Lukas” Cox, are gone from the station’s website as are references to producer Kathy Deane.
Cox didn’t return a call for comment. Deane referred calls to station management.
The B98 site advertises “The B98 Morning Show” with no names attached.
It’s uncertain if the personalities are gone or if the show is being retooled.
What is certain is Cassidy is about to get some sleep.
“I’m going to sleep in,” she says. “I’ve been getting up at 2 in the morning for way too long.”