Pardon the pun but 680/93.7 The Fan has delivered a rude awakening to morning host Christopher Rude. After being part of the station’s morning show for the past 15 years, Rude was informed his services are no longer required.
Dickey Broadcasting president David Dickey told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “I did not renew his contract,” Dickey texted me this morning. “Chris [Rude] did a great job for us and we wish him well in his future endeavors.
With Rude out, the morning show will shift to a two man program featuring remaining members Chris Dimino and Nick Cellini. The two men have history together working as a duo and were part of the popular Mayhem In The AM program on 790 The Zone alongside Steak Shapiro. Shapiro currently hosts middays on the station.
“Dimino and Cellini can do a great morning show by themselves“, added Dickey. “You don’t necessarily need a third cast member in the room with them. Simple as that.”
Upon hearing the news, Rude’s agent Norm Schrutt told the AJC his client would like to entertain a return to rock radio. The 680 morning man spent many years as a personality on 96 Rock before joining the Fan.