Two reliable sources have told me that Tripp West will be taking over for Freddie Brooks in the late afternoons on True Oldies 106.7, perhaps starting as early as Wednesday.
This happened quickly so obviously, it was in the works even before Brooks was let go last week.
Brooks, the first jock hired by True Oldies in 2008, surmised last week that Scott Shannon, the man behind the format, may have had something to do with his ouster but nobody at Citadel Broadcasting is saying why he was shown the door.
West, who also runs a DJ business on the side called www.liquidmindproduction.com, spent 11 years at adult top 40 station Star 94, seven of them as mid-day host. He was let go from Star in early 2009. He briefly worked at Groove 105.7 this year, lasting all of seven months. He left on his own accord in early July.
No return calls or emails from Mark Richards, operations manager, or his boss Paul O’Malley. Tripp himself, in an email, could “neither confirm nor deny” the possible development.