Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Ron & Fez to XM!

Sunday, July 31, 2005; Page D03

Look Out, Howard!

Local shock jocks Ron and Fez will take their show to XM Satellite Radio, according to the network. Beginning Sept. 12, they will broadcast weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on XM Channel 202, High Voltage.

"It should come as no surprise that Ron and Fez are making the jump," Eric Logan , XM's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "High Voltage is a perfect place for them to do what they do best."

The network plans an official announcement tomorrow.

Ron Bennington and Fez Whatley began broadcasting together in Florida in the mid-'90s before coming to Washington. Their show airs weeknights on WJFK (106.7-FM), which is home to "The Don and Mike Show." WJFK also carries Howard Stern 's syndicated program. Stern made waves last October when he announced plans to move to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2007 for $500 million, saying the decision was a response to censorship by the Federal Communications Commission. The content of satellite programs is not regulated by the agency.

Details of Ron and Fez's deal with XM were not available, but the duo will appear on the network's "Opie and Anthony" show Aug. 9 for a Q&A.

"It was a mutual decision. We appreciate their contributions to WJFK and we wish them well," said Michael Hughes , senior vice president and general manager of WJFK.

First off "Local shock jocks Ron and Fez". Tool, this guy has no idea what he's talking about; shock jocks indeed!

anyway, i am very glad to hear this. While I enjoy Opie & Anthony, I bought XM on the roumor that Ron & Fez would be broadcast on the service.


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