Valerie Knight, ‘Breakfast Club’ co-host, out at 98.1 WOGL
Valerie Knight of 98.1 WOGL’s "The Breakfast Club" is no longer with the station, the morning show co-host announced via social media this week.
Valerie Knight of 98.1 WOGL's The Breakfast Club is no longer with the station.
Knight, who began working at the station in 2002, confirmed her departure on social media on Monday:
In a Facebook posting Monday, the former WOGL personality also thanked fans "for being such great listeners and friends for all these years," and noted that "now the possibilities for me are endless."
WOGL could not be immediately reached for comment. However, program manager Anne Gress told industry news site All Access Music Group that Knight "is no longer with WOGL" and that "a replacement has not yet been named."
Knight's is the latest departure at WOGL, which last year also saw former Breakfast Club host Ross Brittain's departure, and the axing of former longtime nighttime radio jock Bob Charger. Former general manager Jim Loftus also departed in July last year after accepting a buyout package, according to Philadelphia Business Journal.
CBS, WOGL's parent company, earlier this year began selling off many of its 117 radio stations, the Daily News reported earlier this year. In Philadelphia, the company also owns KYW 1060 Newsradio, 94WIP, WPHT 1210 talk radio, AMP Radio 96.5, and 92.5 WXTU.
WOGL, meanwhile, announced in March this year plans to move from Fourth and Market Streets to an office building at 555 City Line Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, where 92.5 WXTU and 96.5 AMP Radio are located. The station, which plays "Philadelphia's greatest hits," is regularly among the top radio outlets in the Philadelphia market for total listeners.