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The Bert Show promising big announcement Monday that implies a departure

Jeff Dauler, Kristin Klingshirn, Jenn Hobby and Bert Weiss are the heart of the Bert Show. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Jeff Dauler, Kristin Klingshirn, Jenn Hobby and Bert Weiss are the heart of the Bert Show. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Q100 is currently hyping a big announcement Monday during the 7 a.m. hour that “will change the face of The Bert Show.”

The last time Bert Weiss pulled something like this, it was last year when Melissa Carter said she was leaving.

Here are various possibilities of what might happen Monday and my guess in terms of whether that will actually happen. I have no direct knowledge of what’s going to occur. I’m basing this on logic and what I know of the players involved. And like pundits on cable news, I am not penalized if I”m wrong!

- Jenn Hobby, now remarried and pregnant with her first baby, is ready to move on and focus on her expanding family. This is the likeliest scenario. She’s been on the show for nearly a decade and has been a steadfast character, feeding the show’s fans celebrity news and a sweet persona that never felt forced. Then again, it has to be hard to voluntarily walk away from a six-figure salary, even with a husband who’s a high school principal. 56% chance.

- It’s all a feint. Nobody is leaving. Perhaps the reference of “changing the face” of the show relates to one of the members getting Botox treatment or some sort of face lift. That would be ultra lame, though. 5% chance

- Bert is actually adding someone and nobody is leaving.  I don’t think this is likely given budgetary limitations even on a popular show like this, but it would certainly “change the face” of the show. There are plenty of jocks hungering for a new opportunity out there.  5% chance

- Bert is leaving his own show. Hah! Are you kidding me? .00001% chance

- Kristin Klingshirn is leaving. She just got here last year. It’s a great gig. No way. 2% chance

- Jeff Dauler is leaving. With his snarkiness in full force, he is as close to indispensable as anyone in terms of show balance. He signed his last contract two years ago. I presume he has at least a year more on it though he may have an option to leave. [UPDATE: After some further thought, I realize he did seriously consider leaving three years ago. Perhaps he has offers elsewhere that could allow him to be the lead guy on a morning show. So I've upped the chances this is happening since I first wrote this though my gut tells me Jenn is the likelier departure.] 30% chance

- Tracey Kinney, the producer, is leaving. She’s been there a long time. Maybe she’s ready to move on? But would that merit such hype?  2% chance.

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61 comments Add your comment

W A C H S

November 20th, 2012
2:48 pm

I’m joining the Bert Show full time. So long TRG!

Bud

November 20th, 2012
2:51 pm

People still listen to them? Morning Mashup on SiriusXM is the bomb!!!

LM

November 20th, 2012
2:52 pm

When I heard it this morning, I immediately assumed that Jeff was leaving. If it’s between Jeff and Jenn, I’m hoping it will be Jenn leaving. Not that I don’t like her, but I don’t feel she offers to the show nearly what Jeff offers. He is one of the most quick-witted people I’ve heard and he never fails to make me laugh.

C. Tampa Ironworse

November 20th, 2012
2:53 pm

They are going to announce that all 17 people that still listen to radio moring shows are all getting new cars.

Steve McCoy

November 20th, 2012
2:58 pm

Check your data on Jeff’s contract. Pretty sure it’s up like … now. Where do I send my resume, Bert?

Molly

November 20th, 2012
3:05 pm

Wow didn’t know they were still on the air, so maybe the whole show is going off air!

Jason

November 20th, 2012
3:09 pm

If there’s a God, Jenn is leaving, nobody home upstairs. smartest dude in the world, her ex

Joan

November 20th, 2012
3:09 pm

I’m curious why B98’s PD is filling in for Jordan and another former PD is filling in for their afternoon guy.

Joan

November 20th, 2012
3:11 pm

Oh…and one other thing. I like Bert & co and I think it’s a great show. However unless Bert is pledging a fraternity it’s probably time to say goodbye to the flip-flops.

Ryan Stewart

November 20th, 2012
3:12 pm

Here’s the scoop AJCers… The new members will be the 2 Live Stews! We r gonna call all the barber shops to see what the word on the street is. GREAT radio!! Bonus: we will talk just as much sports as we did on 790!!

Jack Diamond

November 20th, 2012
3:46 pm

Fire Wendy!

(You’re welcome, Jeff)

Jack Diamond

November 20th, 2012
3:47 pm

Bert is leaving to join Jimmy Alexander.

Rob

November 20th, 2012
3:52 pm

change the face………… its a small town in the lower end of GA, faceville, they are probably going to simulcast there.,….big whoop….

Jack Diamond

November 20th, 2012
3:53 pm

Maybe Bert is finally getting a nosejob for Christmas?

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

November 20th, 2012
3:55 pm

As a listener since the Lindsay days, I hope it’s not Jenn who’s leaving. She went through a phase where she was a bit annoying, but she seems to have improved a lot since she married Grant. That said, I also hope Jeff’s not leaving either. He is so “out there” and completely balances the show, imo. To me, Kristin is the weak link. She tries, but something doesn’t click full force for me.

However, considering how hard it was last time there were negotiations with Jeff, I’d guess that if anyone is leaving, it will be him.

And I know we’re basing it on the “changing the face of The Bert Show” line, but any chance, they’re just adding a major city to their syndication?

The Coach

November 20th, 2012
4:01 pm

Tripp West!!!

Carlos

November 20th, 2012
4:24 pm

How short is Bert. I guess he had to stand on the chair else he would have been out the frame.

Alex

November 20th, 2012
4:24 pm

Maybe what i heard earlier about Jimmy Barron coming back to Atlanta radio is true

Steak Shapiro = Manure

November 20th, 2012
4:28 pm

I hope that the announcement will be that Steak Shapiro is making a “departure” from his closet OR that all TBS listeners will be getting a gift subscription to satellite radio.

Allison Wonderland

November 20th, 2012
4:32 pm

I bet they are going all JEWISH!! Yenta 100!!! Bert Weiss is such a bubalah!!!

Good Guess

November 20th, 2012
4:35 pm

I have two guesses. Is Wendy coming back, I missed her exit so I don’t know why she is gone..I don’t know how likely that is but its a guess. Next guess…the show is getting further syndicated and the leaving member is actually Q100 where the show itself is moving to a different station.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

November 20th, 2012
4:46 pm

Good Guess, according to what they said on air, Wendy left because she was fired by Cumulus (owners of Q100) as she was an employee of the station and not TBS. The others are technically contract employees. As to why they never made it an “official” part of the cast, who knows?

WHAT?

November 20th, 2012
4:48 pm

Guess: Bert admits he hired Kristin because of her looks so he could keep the ’sleep outside the marriage’ status quo (he can’t hire a dude! All these women…and Longevity Jeff). Remember what Bert said about hiring Kristin? “When I saw her, I knew right away she was the best choice”.

DERP.

Steak Shapiro = Manure

November 20th, 2012
4:58 pm

What did you people THINK Kim Zolciak was going to do every day after leaving NeNe?

Omar Little

November 20th, 2012
5:05 pm

I’ve been listening to Elvis Duran more than Bert lately.

Liz

November 20th, 2012
5:16 pm

I hope Jenn is leaving. I am an FSU alum and I really want to like her, but I don’t. Can’t wait for her to be a mom so she can stop judging parents, like she has for the last 10 years. It’s a lot easier to judge parents when you’re not one yourself. Had enough of her.

Doug Stewart

November 20th, 2012
5:32 pm

Are there any pictures of Kristin’s backside? Wow!

Roscoe

November 20th, 2012
5:38 pm

I’m hearing the 2 Live Stews will be joining the show. The new name of the show will be “2 Stews, 1 Bert”.

CJ

November 20th, 2012
5:59 pm

I think they should add a new personality to the mix, preferably a listener and not another career professional from another market.

JKB

November 20th, 2012
6:28 pm

Anyone pay attention, Wendy has a job at another radio station and no one with brains would miss Jenn.

Kennesaw Dave

November 20th, 2012
6:44 pm

You’re probably right about Jenn Rodney. I’m inclined to believe that no one is leaving though. I’m thinking it’s something else. Jenn has every reason to leave with being remarried and a baby on the way. However, Unless her husband pulls down a six figure salary like she does as a principal, I can’t see her leaving just to be a mom. Not in this economy. Taking some time off from the show to be with the baby or not working on the show as much as she does now I could see. But if I’m a soon to be parent of my first kid and I’m making six figures in an unstable economy I’m staying with the job to give my kid a better life. Just my opinion though.

Liz

November 20th, 2012
7:03 pm

Come to think of it, on any given day there are only 3 of them present lately. So, whatever.

Real not

November 20th, 2012
8:55 pm

I don’t think these people bring anything to the table. They are just a bunch of whiny beothches.

Southside Seven

November 20th, 2012
8:55 pm

I’m sick of Larry, so I’m joining the Bert show to do a full time man panel. Yeah C’mon.

Atlanta Radio Insider

November 20th, 2012
8:59 pm

In other radio news:

B98.5 will NOT go All-Christmas this year, instead taking a different approach. Will Star94 get into the game? http://atlradioinsider.blogspot.com/2012/11/wsb-fm-will-not-go-all-christmas.html

go away bert

November 20th, 2012
9:48 pm

bert is coming out of closet?? why bother everyone knows he is gay. I can only hope the hole fak ass show is getting cancelled!!!

Drew

November 20th, 2012
10:13 pm

Bert and Jeff need to spend time between The Regular Guys and 680 The Fan in order to learn how to become men.

Dawg

November 20th, 2012
10:38 pm

Pleeeeeeaaaaaseeeeee…….Kristen leave!!!! She makes my ears bleed with her childish voice and childish banter

Whatever

November 20th, 2012
11:40 pm

Who really cares, Bert does steroids, Jeff has quit coloring his fairy hair. They can all go, they are tired and old.

Jason

November 21st, 2012
12:17 am

I love The Bert Show. It is the only radio show I listen to in the morning. I like all of the cast members…. but I think the most logical one to go would be Jenn, which I hate because she is my favorite. I just think that since she is pregnant, getting up at 3:45 every morning is not something she wants to do anymore. And on top of that, she has wanted this baby for 10 years. I think she will leave when the baby is born so that she can spend as much time as possible with the baby while he or she is a baby. After all, since Grant is a high school principal, where is the baby going to go when he is at school and she is at work at 6-10 in the morning. But if she is really leaving, I will be quite sad. I really enjoy Jenn and all of the other cast members. I do not see why everyone is hating on them…? If you do not like TBS, listen to something else. They are just trying to do their jobs and I think that they are doing a good job.

Mitch

November 21st, 2012
1:34 am

Is that Kristin chick married? I don’t listen to the show but I like what I see of her in the picture above. I’d like to get me some of that.

Steph

November 21st, 2012
8:13 am

Guessing that Bert is getting a nose job is pretty genius. That really would change the face of TBS!

Catgut

November 21st, 2012
8:30 am

Berp will post more naked pictures of himself because he has small mans syndrome, and his low self esteem wife will be having a sex change on air for ratings week. Kristin, Berp already hit that, she now has job security.

Shaniqua Moniqua Jovita Johnson-McFlurry

November 21st, 2012
9:29 am

THE 2 LIVE STUS JOINING THE SHOW???? THAT WOULD BE ON POINT. THE SHOW NEEDS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW.

Brooke

November 21st, 2012
9:36 am

I can’t believe that any of them would want to leave! They all get 20 weeks of vacation (Bert probably gets 24), a thick six figure salary just to play the same bits 3 times a day. I need a gig like that!
If Jenn leaves, Kristin is going to have to do news (which “totally bums her out”) and she’ll have to do the entertainment news…that’s a lot of Kristin. My guess is Tracey isn’t coming back from maternity leave.
Liz – I agree with you. Are they ever all there on the same day?

Jack Diamond

November 21st, 2012
9:44 am

Have a listener join the show? What an awful idea.

Mark

November 21st, 2012
9:55 am

Maybe Jenn is having a procedure done to fix those squinty eyes. Does Bert have to shop for clothes in the boys department?

left a long time ago

November 21st, 2012
11:29 am

Every time I turn them on its like I never stopped listening to them…same ol’, same ol’…

brian j

November 21st, 2012
1:18 pm

Bring back Davefm!!!

Kim

November 21st, 2012
1:47 pm

Really hope it’s not Jeff.