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Kidd Chris debuts on Project 9-6-1 this morning

alertKidd Chris, a radio host who has worked in Philadelphia and most recently Portland, Or., joined Project 9-6-1 this morning at about 7:40 a.m. after an extended “countdown” introduction featuring clips of them from past shows.

“You’re going to hate us in the beginning,” Chris (real name: Chris Foley) said on the air. “All we ask is to give us a chance. Like I said before, wait for us to blow it.”

And as a visual cue (though visual cues don’t really matter in radio), Chris said he’s 37 and still highlights his hair. “I’m the bloated boy band guy,” he said.

Chris, who occasionally contributes to Howard Stern and announced his new job last week on Stern’s show, brought his on-air partner Thomas. They also added an existing Clear Channel employee named Alfie.

This is the station’s first attempt at a genuine “personality”-based show since it became Project in late 2006. It has tried three other combinations (Giant Briant Carothers with Shaffee, Shaffee with El Jefe and Shaffee and Klinger) but always focused on music.

How much leeway will Chris have? I have emailed his boss Chris Williams for an answer and will update when or if I get an answer. While they gabbed for 20 minutes after being introduce at 7:40 a.m. today, they didn’t really show up again the rest of the morning.

In general, Project has done much better in ratings during the day and evenings than during the mornings.

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

11 comments Add your comment

Radical Bradford

May 31st, 2011
3:57 pm

Lame….bring back the Wonderbread Years.

TIm Rhodes

May 31st, 2011
4:45 pm

He’s actually 42… and apparently no one cares cause there’s only one comment about him. Well… 2 now including mine.

SP

May 31st, 2011
5:19 pm

I listened to as much as I could this morning before I noticed my IQ decreasing. They should just play music. No one wants to hear that nonsense in the morning.

finally

May 31st, 2011
9:18 pm

Haven’t heard him yet, but I will give him a chance. I liked Giant Brian and Shaffee, they were actually funny and topical, and at least they didn’t drive the same old bit into the ground… I do hope he isn’t like that canned Elvis Duran crap! That is truly bad generic mess. Best wishes Shaffee and Klinger!

sebas garret daskowitz davis

June 1st, 2011
2:11 pm

Chris I am in desperate need of a real job. the Regular Guys blow without me.

God-awful

June 2nd, 2011
7:19 am

Once again, The Regular Guys profit thru the incompetence of their enemies. I heard one of the phone calls yesterday, and Chris asked a youngish-sounding male caller to fart into the phone.

Another great hire from the idiots at CC.

CMPunk

June 2nd, 2011
11:00 am

This guy is great! Give him a chance, and you’ll be a follower! Philly would die for this show again!

Red Mcmetal Head

June 3rd, 2011
11:17 am

I have listened to this guy’s show all week and so far I can only think of one thing to say…… BRING BACK SHAFFEE! The new guys are Tools!

ehh

June 3rd, 2011
12:57 pm

Bring back Shaffee. That dude was cool. Not a fake.

bluto

June 7th, 2011
1:43 pm

Shaffee sounds like squidward.

Web Cam Warriors

June 13th, 2011
2:02 pm

Long Live Banana Brian and Shotgun Shaffee! 54 Degrees Atlanta!