DAHMER LEAVES WGRD FOR DETROIT'S D...
So who will take his spot?
It's official: the afternoon jock at what might be the top rock station in the state is headed to The D.
And I mean both the city and the shitty Classic Rock station Clear Channel recently launched at 106.7.
Dahmer, who started in nights but got promoted to days (and let's not forget that he himself was one of the replacements for Dave Fox who was at GRD for years until he was fired for making an off-color comment regarding the Prodigy classic "Smack My Bitch Up") at 97.9 GRD is leaving for Detroit. Although I rarely ever listened to him, I do wish him the best of luck, even if Clear Channel shitcanned a ton of folks in Detroit yesterday.
Now, the question is... Who will replace him?
True, I give GRD major props for having a cute chick do nights (and mind you, Jackie is a professional model to boot) to follow in the footsteps of long-departed GR chick jocks like Cristi Cantle, Suzy Cole and Katie Rademacher, but maybe it's another former KLQ jock that might be rocking afternoons on a station he - and virtually every true blue rock fan in Grand Rapids - once despised.
Yep! Walt hinted on his Facebook page that he's interested in taking over afternoons at GRD when Dahmer leaves. He asked his followers and most of the replies simply say "do it".
Walters is best known in west Michigan for his two stints at KLQ, alongside the old Radio X 92.3 in Kalamazoo (now Classic Rocker WZUU 92.5 The Zoo). He's also worked at Z93 in Saginaw (where he got fired for trashing former KLQ jocks Ron and Don at a station event at The Intersection in Grand Rapids) and WRIF Detroit. In recent years, Walters got married and now has a daughter. He reportedly has been working with his wife's business.
Will Walters get hired at GRD? I hope so! A little old school KLQ pumped into GRD would kick major ass!
Of course, bear in mind that the man who fired Walters at both KLQ and Z93, Matt Hanlon, is now a sales weasel at GRD parent Townsquare.