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V-103 mid-day slot close to being filled – finally

It’s a slow news day so I checked in with GM Rick Caffey of V-103/Dave FM for a few dangling issues.

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1- It’s been nearly nine months since Elle Duncan moved from mid-days on V-103 to mornings. The station has been using fill-in talent, notably former mid-day host Osei the Dark Secret and Ramona DeBreaux, who used to do mid-days at Hot. Ramona, lately, has been on a lot more. Caffey said a decision has not been made yet but he should have one soon. Ratings over the past nine months have not suffered so it’s obvious he has not been in a rush to fill the slot. V-103 in the last ratings book covering January was No. 1 in all key demographics as usual.

2- It’s been more than a year since Joyce Littel was taken off the Quiet Storm at night. V-103 has opted to go with no jock at all and that strategy appears to be holding firm.

3- Dave FM has had the radio rights to the Atlanta Falcons for the past eight years. The Falcons are now pondering bids made by multiple station groups before Christmas. For sure, Dave is still in the running but 790/The Zone (Lincoln Financial) is also being considered. The Dickeys over at 680/The Fan are also in the mix.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

36 comments Add your comment

sunnyday

February 23rd, 2011
2:07 pm

V-103 please go away……….

DT

February 23rd, 2011
2:09 pm

@ sunnyday

why don’t you go away!

Jewels

February 23rd, 2011
2:14 pm

I like Ramona and Osei. They both would do a good job. People stop listen because they keep playing the same over and over. They need to switch it up and play more tones then just the top 10.

Signal Issues

February 23rd, 2011
2:18 pm

If the Falcons go with 790 The Zone for the radio broadcast rights, they had better partner 790 with an FM station. Otherwise, most listeners will not be able to pick up the signal for the occasional Sunday night/Monday night game. Same goes for 680 The Fan for that matter – both stations are worthless after sunset for folks OTP.

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Rodney Ho

February 23rd, 2011
2:20 pm

They’d have to use Lincoln Financial’s sister station Star 94 FM station as an FM partner, though that station is not necessarily what you’d think of when you say, “Football!”

Chelle

February 23rd, 2011
2:25 pm

I enjoy Ramona much more than I do Elle….UGHHH!!!

KEEP DOING A GREAT JOB RAMONA!!!!

jay

February 23rd, 2011
2:41 pm

Elle Duncan should go back to midday. Her whiney voice at 8am is annoying…I’d rather listen to NPR (which I do)

PTC DAWG

February 23rd, 2011
2:55 pm

I can pick up 680 AM fairly well in Peachtree City after dark. Not so much anytime for their FM partner. 790, that’s a different story altogether after dark.

TroubleFunk

February 23rd, 2011
3:10 pm

Antonio da GREAT

February 23rd, 2011
3:17 pm

WHO cares who’s on v103!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I STILL say that we have TOO many urban/r&b/hip hop stations n this city!!!!! When they took off the jazz station, that was it.

iwannavote

February 23rd, 2011
3:23 pm

Please keep Ramona. She’s the right person for that slot! If anychanges should come about, I would say get rid of Elle….Elle Nooo! she don’t know nothing about anything! Especially sports!

AreYouSerious

February 23rd, 2011
3:23 pm

I agee with Antonio da GREAT. And it looks like Sambucca is closed as well.

Duncan

February 23rd, 2011
3:35 pm

Agree, PTC Dawg. I live on the southside as well and it bugs me that I can’t hear 790 once the sun goes down. I have no idea why 790 hasn’t already found an FM for simulcast. Their ratings would most certainly go up if people OTP, especially on the south side of town, could hear the station 24/7.

Get Real

February 23rd, 2011
3:44 pm

680 The Fan has all of their sports properties on an FM signal, I’m sure they can find another. If 790 had that kind of pull, they would have done something with Ga Tech or the Hawks or Thrashers or PUT THEMSELEVES on FM.

Arthur Blank please don’t get in bed with Steak!!! 790 does nothing successful anymore.

V-103 will always have good ratings, and they will always play garbage over the air waves, playing horrible disrespectful music to little kids and young women.

LEO

February 23rd, 2011
3:45 pm

@ Antonio and Are you serious,

Try 91.9 WCLK Atlanta. The jazz of the city. The only jazz station in Atlanta.

Mr. F

February 23rd, 2011
3:50 pm

Several months ago, I heard Al B. Sure doing Middays. I thought I heard him saying he was hired by V-103 to do Middays. I remeber people calling in congratulating him. What Happened? Why is he not still on the air?

TRACEY

February 23rd, 2011
3:58 pm

I’M WITH TEAM SCANDOLUS!!!!!! SYTONNIA SOUNDS GREAT, I USE TO LISTEN TO HER IN FLORIDA AND I THINK SHE WOULD MAKE V-103 PROUD!!!!

jcallen12003

February 23rd, 2011
4:55 pm

B 98.5 still rocks like they did back in the late 80’s

Tired of Stupid

February 23rd, 2011
5:02 pm

I have V-103

Tired of Stupid

February 23rd, 2011
5:03 pm

I mean I HATE V-103

Monique

February 23rd, 2011
5:05 pm

Put Osei back in the midday slot.

No Comment

February 23rd, 2011
6:18 pm

I MISS Joyce Littel/Love and Relationships :-(

I only listen to V103 for Ryan Cameron

TRUTH

February 23rd, 2011
6:42 pm

Rick Caffey….CAN YOU PLEASE CANCEL THAT SORRY AZZ MORNING SHOW??!!! Wanda is SOOOO not funny…. Elle…. not even a good anything… and Frank Ski…sooooo not good, period.

scott

February 23rd, 2011
7:40 pm

radioio.com! bubba the love sponge!

Laina

February 24th, 2011
7:22 am

No one misses sleepy sounding Osei. Al B was horrible. Mack daddy’s are played on radio that’s why Ryan does well. Who is the girl speaking Spanish ???? I’m Latina and I think it’s cheap- I’m offended
Ramona has great voice and energy. What was the hold up? She’s beautiful and sounds connected with listeners.

Samma

February 24th, 2011
9:14 am

I love listening to V-103 but I turn it off when Ryan comes on, he’s too loud and nt funny. Ms.Sophia was better than Elle, because she handled Frank & Wanda.

Tracey

February 24th, 2011
10:43 am

Elle is the reason I stopped listening to Ryan in the afternoon. I love Ryan but that girl is annoying and now they’re putting her in the morning slot? What are they thinking?

Shelley Ann

February 24th, 2011
10:56 am

I listen to V-103 because of Ryan Cameron. He is so funny! He cracks me up everyday! Frank Ski is a joke….one minute he’s talking about the club and strippers and the next minute he’s doing the “Inspiration Vitamin”…who can take him seriously? Anyway…. Ryan Cameron is awesome though! If he would ever leave, I would probably stop listening.

Mzsan

February 24th, 2011
2:38 pm

Only listen to V-103 occasionaly only when Ryan Cameron is on. Really miss Joyce Littel’s late nite. Elle Duncan(HATED IT!!!), listening to her voice is like chalk on a dry blackboard. Seeing her bounce around Philips Arena doing commentary at the Hawks game is just as bad. Definitely not a radio voice.

kayman

February 24th, 2011
3:07 pm

I’m hoping they put Ramona DeBreaux on the midday slot as well. She deserves the slot and has the right fit for the target demographics of the daypart. Osei is good but better fit for the late nights on the Quiet Storm. Maybe Rick Caffey will bring back “Love & Relationships” if they place him there because Osei used to host “Love Talk & Slow Jams/The Coolout” on V’s sister station WPGC 95.5 in DC. It would be nice to hear some love talk and relationship discussion once again on V.

To all those that hate V-103 so much, there are nearly 25 other stations on air in the market why don’t listen to one of them. V-103 is a well programmed urban formatted radio station and seems to pull listeners from adolescence to well into adulthood….

Disappointed Fan

February 24th, 2011
4:05 pm

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February 25th, 2011
10:48 am

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Kevin

February 25th, 2011
10:19 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take Frank Ski off the morning show. That dude has been a cancer to this city ever since he landed in the city, and he is a know it all. I hope Rick Cafferty reads this and listen to the people. The only reason the morning show is #1 is because of the strong radio signal that it has. Most people only listen for Ryan Cameron, Greg Street, Osei, Rashan Ali,Bankhead and Romona. Rick PLEASE listen to the people and DO NOT renew Frank contract.

deerock

February 27th, 2011
10:23 am

V103 sux and always has and I agree with a poster earlier, the music is just offensive. The Frank and Wanda show is bad and adding Elle made it even worse. I like Ryan and Rashan together, always have even when they were on HOT. WILD 105.7 is has been my station for the past year now and I LOVE IT!

barry

February 28th, 2011
7:50 am

Please swap Ryan Cameron/Rashan Ali with the Frank/ Wanda show. The ratings woiuld go through the roof if Ryan came back to morning radio.