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Archive for October, 2013

What happened to Chris Dimino? He’s now at 680/The Fan

Chris Dimino is now at 680/The Fan but no on air until March, 2014.

Chris Dimino is now at 680/The Fan but no on air until March, 2014.

680/The Fan last week hired Chris Dimino to bolster its already strong sports talk lineup, according to multiple sources – but you won’t be able to hear him on air for six months.

Why? Dimino was ingloriously fired by rival 790/The Zone more than two months ago after a radio bit had gone badly awry. He was released from his contract with cause but the nine-month non-compete clause remained in effect, keeping him off Atlanta radio until March, 2014.

I heard he was at the Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith’s press conference today asking questions in the capacity of a credentialed journalist.

Clearly, the Fan wanted him so much, management picked him to work several months off air producing, reporting, booking guests and sales.

David Dickey, who runs the Fan, didn’t deny that Dimino had been hired. In a text, he merely wrote, “Who says he works for me?”

Dimino, to many who heard the bit that got Mayhem in …

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What happened to Suchita Vadlamani (’Good Day Atlanta’)? She’s at HSN

Suchita Vadlamani has joined HSN in St. Petersburg, Fla. as a host

Suchita Vadlamani has joined HSN in St. Petersburg, Fla. as a host

Former “Good Day Atlanta” host Suchita Vadlamani had been out of TV for two and a half years but recently found a new home with national reach: HSN.

She joined the mega home shopping operation in July, selling a variety of items from fashion, jewelry and beauty, to name a few, a spokeswoman said.

A blogger who tracks home shopping hosts first noted her appearance on the air earlier this month and a fan commented on her Facebook page about it, too.

Vadlamani, who hasn’t done any interviews since she left “Good Day Atlanta,” hosts out of  St. Petersburg, Fla., where HSN’s studios and headquarters are based.

She appaeared early Saturday morning (Sept. 28) between  5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sept. 28 with host Carrie Smith. She promoted Sporto Boots,  Concierge Signature Collection sheets and MarlaWynne Fashions, among other items. She naturally wore clothing she was selling.

“I am not only new to HSN but I am new to …

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Eric Von Haessler off the Regular Guys show

Eric Von Haessler was let go from the Regular Guys on Sept. 30, 2013.

Eric Von Haessler was let go from the Regular Guys on Sept. 30, 2013.

Over 15 years on three different stations in Atlanta, the Regular Guys have always included Larry Wachs and Eric Von Haessler.

As of Sept. 20, 2013, Von Haessler is out. He posted this Facebook message at about 1:20 p.m. that day:

At about 10:05 this morning I was “officially relieved” of my on-air duties. In plain English that means I’m no longer a Regular Guy. The last 15 years in Atlanta have been quite a ride. And the years in Los Angeles before that were even crazier. Through it all there have been great, great fans of the show and it’s been a pleasure to be a part of that community. Strangely, I don’t feel bitter or angry. Obviously, Cumulus and the other members of the show felt my presence was holding them back and keeping from being able to grow. I disagree with that assessment but wish them the best of luck. Go Bills!

John Dickey, the co-chief operating officer for Rock 100.5’s …

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