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Laurentino Out at 680 The Fan

Perry Laurentino from the morning show the “Rude Awakening” at sports talk station 93.7FM and 680/The Fan has been let go by the radio station.

His departure leaves a potential opening for Nick Cellini, who was cut last year from 790 The Zone. Cellini has recently been filling in on the station.

If the Fan hires Cellini, the station will have effectively poached the entire former morning show at 790 The Zone, which included Steak Shapiro (now part of the Front Row from 9 to noon) and Chris Dimino (now part of the Rude Awakening).

“HomeTeam” Brandon Leak will join the morning show. Leak will be producing the show and providing updates. He replaces Josh Vexler, who was dumped as well.

Leak has been the ultimate utility guy for the Fan and a popular one at that. He joined 790 The Zone in 2000 but jumped over to the Fan in 2008 after the Zone let him go.

Laurentino was on the Rude Awakening with Rude for about a decade. Dimino, part of the Mayhem crew cut ignominiously by the Zone last year, joined the show earlier this year.

Credit to the Atlanta Journal Constitution who originally published this story

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