SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – After nearly two decades on the San Antonio airwaves, 99.5 KISS-FM has announced that the Lisle and Hahn show is no more. Cancelled. Done. Fini.
Many San Antonians are left wondering why KISS-FM has dropped the hosts of one of the radio industry’s longest running morning shows. The speculation includes talks about ratings, or even possible format changes.
All that is known at the time is that the Cox Media Group, the parent company of 99.5 KISS, posted an open letter on the station’s website and Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.
First, I want to thank John and Steve for their years of service to 99.5 KISS and the San Antonio community. Lisle & Hahn were also key members of the KISS air staff with various stints in the 1980s and have been one of the longest running morning shows in San Antonio and in the radio industry; that accomplishment is truly rare in the hyper-competitive radio business.
99.5 KISS appreciates you, our loyal listeners. We would like you to look at this as an opportunity to help us build a radio station that truly meets your needs. We want your opinion on what you would like to hear in a morning show on 99.5 KISS, what style or type of rock music you want to hear and how much of it we should play!
Well, if KISS-FM’s Facebook page is any indicator, the response from loyal listeners has been overwhelmingly negative.
Listener Monica Aguilar posted, ” I feel like I’m in a bad dream…. I hope this is a joke and you reconsider!”
“I for one will no longer listen to kiss because of this and will delete the channel from my radio also i will unlike the page in protest,” posted James Williford.
The Digital Texan has tried to contact 99.5 KISS and the Cox Media Group for more details on their firing. KISS management has promised an interview tomorrow.
The station has recently undergone format changes by adding older rock tracks to its playlist. So far, there is no word on who or what will replace the morning show and no word on any additional changes that are in store for the station.