Kidd Chris, sacked in May 2008 from WYSP, has landed at 101 KUFO, a hard-rocker in Portland, Ore., with a morning show.
The station trumpeted his hiring today, explaining that he has worked in Syracuse, Wichita, Sacramento, San Antonio, and most recently Philadelphia. He recently stopped his Internet show, which suggested that a station was about to announce his hiring.
"His association with the Howard Stern Show put Kidd Chris on the map and he’s been grabbing attention and ratings ever since. Now making his home in Portland, Kidd Chris is fired up and ready to get back on the air, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats, wondering what he’ll do next. Everyone is about to find out now at 101 KUFO," the station says.
Chris Foley lost his WYSP job over the fallout from the racist song "Schwoogies," sung to the tune of Blondie's "Call Me." A guest, Lady Gash, performed the song in the studio, and the station replayed it. Program director John Cook also was let go. Cook is now program director of WBEN (95.7).