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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Atom Smasher says he was let go from Dallas' 102.1 The Edge KDGE after format flip

After 27 years, 102.1 The Edge KDGE flips format to Star 102.1, drops Atom Smasher show

UPDATE 11/18/2016

UPDATE 11/17/2016
iHeartMedia/Dallas Launches AC Star 102.1, Replaces KDGE
Star 102.1 replaces The Edge KDGE in Dallas.

Christmas music launches on ‘Star 102.1’
After Christmas, iHeartMedia announced in a press release, Star 102.1 will switch to a mainstream adult-contemporary format, playing “hits from major artists like Madonna, Maroon 5, Michael Jackson and Kelly Clarkson.”


Atom Smasher issues public apology to 102.1 The Edge listeners

When longtime Houston radio dude Atom Smasher worked mornings at Mix 96.5 KHMX Houston, his tenure was controversy free from what I remember, but now he is apparently shaking up the Dallas-Fort Worth radio dial.

The recently hired 102.1 The Edge KDGE morning show host took to the radio apparently and social media to apologize for something he said:

"On behalf of the show, I'd like to apologize for anyone who was offended by comments made during this morning's Atom Smasher Show. Although I may not be able to publicly address the situation, I take full responsibility and hope to move past this and continue being a part of your morning commute on 102.1 The Edge."

Now, just what was said, I have no idea. And neither do the listeners writing in to him on social media. In fact, I have even more DFW folks coming to my blog than usual because they are trying to figure out what Smasher said!

I'm guessing since this seemed to have happened yesterday, maybe it is election related. If so, what could he have possibly said that hasn't been said already?!

UPDATE 11/17/2016
iHeartMedia/Dallas Launches AC Star 102.1, Replaces KDGE

UPDATE November 16, 2016
KDGE Dallas Drops Alternative After 27 Years

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