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Yvonne Monet back on Dave FM. Jimmy Baron? Not so much


Boy, that was quick.

Ten days after losing her job at Dave FM as a morning host, Yvonne Monet found her way back on the station.

She is subbing for Mara Davis this week and is doing the Radio-Free Lunch as I write this. (Topic: “Twilight”).

She is back in fill-in, weekend mode, her role before she got her morning show with Jimmy Baron two years ago.

From a prestige and paycheck standpoint, it’s sloppy seconds, but it’s better than nothing.

Baron and Monet were let go on Nov. 10, three days before Baron’s 50th birthday. Baron himself is seeking new climes for sure, though whether that’s radio is a big question given the current marketplace, especially in Atlanta.

Monet for many years was more of a solo radio jock. Baron has always been an ensemble guy. So Monet is going back to her comfort zone.

Dave FM itself has seen ratings crater in recent months and also let go its general sales manager.

Steve Craig was picked as the interim morning host though he could always end up becoming the full-time host.

All aforementioned jocks were formerly at 99X.

Musically, the station in recent weeks has skewed slightly older, adding more songs from the 1960s and 1970s by the likes of Van Morrison, Elton John and Pink Floyd.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

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November 21st, 2011
12:50 pm

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November 21st, 2011
4:08 pm

Not a fan of the play list…that would makes three classic-esque rock/hits stations in our fair city. Clear indication that the younger demo is abandoning terrestrial radio altogether or vice versa?


November 21st, 2011
6:44 pm

Very happy to hear this news and hear Yvonne on the radio today! I’m a long time fan and am glad Dave did the right thing here.


November 21st, 2011
10:09 pm

Hey Jimmy, if I see Yvonne I’ll tell her she left her knife stuck between your shoulder blades.


November 22nd, 2011
8:35 am

Great news! I heard her fill in for Mara today. As always, she sounded awesome and sexy. Way to redeem yourself DAVE.


November 22nd, 2011
9:07 am

Yea! This made my week. I’ll be listening for the lovely Monet!!!

elizabeth stallard

November 22nd, 2011
2:41 pm

Thank goodness Dave FM knows insane talent when they see it, Ms. Monet is the real deal. When I first moved to Atlanta and she was doing her ground breaking gig on the “Beat Factory”. I taped many shows and still listen to them. Bring her back …. Best, Elizabeth Stallard


November 22nd, 2011
10:53 pm

I miss the original trio of 99x, Barnes, Leslie and Jimmy. It was funny and they always get the listeners on their toes around April Fool’s Day.Whether it was Leonardo’s Answering machine or the island in the middle of Atlanta that was home to a Swim/Fun Park.


November 23rd, 2011
8:53 am

Cool, now can the station break out of the same five song Police and Tom Petty rotation and get rid of Mara?


November 23rd, 2011
9:29 am

The problem with Dave FM: Jimmy “Zero-Rez” Baron and Mara “Norpest Green” Davis. And if you couldn’t take their insipid banter, great news: They’re shilling for advertisers on every commercial break. Great job letting Jimmy go. FIRE MARA DAVIS ALREADY.


November 23rd, 2011
1:47 pm

jimmy baron is now working as the door greater at the north peachtree location, saw him working there last sat afternoon


November 23rd, 2011
2:58 pm

was talking about the north peachtree wal-mart