This past weekend, Kelly Stevens came back to his old haunt B98.5 without long-time on-air partner Alpha Trivette. It’s not a full-time job but it’s a step back into the game after two years unemployed.
He sent me this email:
I was asked to return to B98.5 to help with voice tracking on the weekends and to do vacation fill in. It’s part time but I’m grateful for the opportunity to return to what I love. It will be odd being on the air without Alpha (first time in over 20 years!) and in many ways it’s like starting my career all over again. I have to remind myself that there are a lot of us veterans of radio that might never be able to get back on the air, so again, I must keep being grateful for the chance that I’ve been given. I still hold out hope that Alpha and I can find something together…but it’s been sometime now and I’m ready to get back to doing what I love best…just thought I’d let you know what’s going on. Hope you’re doing well.
And how about this for irony. Kelly & Alpha spent nearly a decade on B98.5. Their prior job: Kool 105.1 in Denver. Kelly & Alpha were replaced by Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke. McCoy was recently dumped by B98.5 and is now at… Kool 105.1. Small world!
“It took me a little while to learn all the buttons again,” he said. “Everyone was very welcoming of me coming back.”
Alpha in the meantime is acting in plays. He sent me this email this morning about his upcoming drama “Splinters.” (though I can’t make it because I’ll be in D.C.)
Here’s my latest play at the Alliance…it is a VERY dramatic role…unlike the comedies I’ve played before. Please let me know if you can come and when…feel free to pass the invitation along and bring friends…hope to see you.Alpha
The performances are:Thursday at 7:30pmFriday at 7:30pmSaturday at 2:30pm & 7:30pmTickets are $10 general admission and available at the door only, on a first come first served basis. If any of your friends or family members have questions please direct them to the Acting Program office at 404.733.4700.There is a Facebook event page at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=130564133638597 Please invite all your FB friends! You are all doing such wonderful work and should be so proud