Los Angeles, You Won’t Have Rick Dees To Kick Around Anymore

Dan Gibson | April 6, 2009 1:00 am

Rick Dees‘ long-running morning show in Los Angeles is sadly no more. The station that aired the show, KMVN (a.k.a. “Movin 93.9”), switched management over the weekend and will flip to a Spanish-language format on April 15. First, Ryan Seacrest bumps Dees off the air, then this indignity. Sure, he’ll still host his many syndicated chart shows, but shouldn’t the man that brought us “Disco Duck” and Dees’ Sleeze be shown a bit more respect?

According to Dees, his show was doing well in the ratings, so clearly that wasn’t the reason behind the change, but it might have something to do with the fact that “rhythmic adult contemporary” is an awful choice of formats. How many Fergie songs can anyone really be expected to listen to? Dees, while a bit upset about losing the morning show gig, will apparently be fine. I had no idea the guy had so much going on. He helped found the Fine Living Network!

Dees became a legend in modern Southern California radio. He began on the former KHJ in 1979 and ignited a 23-year top-rated career on KIIS/102.7 FM. Along the way, he became his own cottage industry, moving into music, electronics, cable TV (The Fine Living channel) and creating Dees Entertainment, a content provider to radio stations throughout the U.S.

Not bad for the man behind “Disgorilla.”

DJ Rick Dees’ morning show is going off the air [OC Register]