If you’re a listener to the Breakfast Club on 98.1 WOGL, you’ve probably noticed the recent absence of co-host Bill Zimpfer.
“This week, I'll be used as a guest NFL draft correspondent,” Zimpfer said. "You never know... 'Knucklehead News' and the polka challenge could soon be nationwide."
A WOGL spokeswoman said there were no plans to replace Zimpfer, and the Breakfast Club would continue to be hosted by Marilyn Russell and Frank Lewis.
Zimpfer isn’t the only Breakfast Club host to have recently left WOGL. In late December, longtime host Valerie Knight announced on Twitter that the company cut her loose after a nearly 15-year career with the station.
Shortly after Knight announced her departure, that station announced it had hired Russell as a new co-host for Breakfast Club. Russell, whose career in Philadelphia radio dates back to 1993 at WDRE-FM (103.9), had previously hosted Morning with Marilyn on 97.7 BEN-FM before being laid off by parent company Greater Media, Inc.
CBS, WOGL’s parent company, disclosed plans back in February to merge its radio division with Philadelphia-based Entercom Communications, combining to create the nation’s second-largest group of radio stations with 244 stations and $1.7 billion a year in revenue. That trails only iHeartMedia, which currently owns 862 stations and takes in $1.7 billion a year in revenue.