UTICA/ROME -- Still no word on what Bill Keeler's up to following his departure from 92.7 The Drive (WXUR) last month, but it appears there are now some concrete plans in the works. Last night, Keeler announced he has hired "Hary Rock Harry" Enea, who subsequently resigned from his weeknight (7p-Mid) hosting duties at WXUR.
Keeler made the announcement online around 10pm last night. On Twitter, he announced:
BTW, welcome Harry 'Hard Rock Harry' Enea to the Keeler team. Harry was hired yesterday and left 92 7 The Drive last night.
Keeler also posted the news on his Facebook page, adding that he "can't say what he's doing yet ... but he's a valuable addition!" Below that, Enea posted a link to his own Facebook profile, where he shared his own take on the news:
Hard Rock Harry has officially left 92.7 The Drive. I've decided to take a much better opportunity with Bill Keeler. I'm not ready to announce what it consists of yet. Once the plan comes together, I'll let everyone know! Thanks to The Drive for the opportunity & to everyone that listened. Trust me, I'll be back! :)
As for the latest on Keeler's future plans, he's now promising an announcement regarding "the creation of a new radio world" through a television commercial which will air during the Super Bowl on local Fox affiliate WFXV. If you're following the developments from outside of the WFXV viewing area, the spot will appear on Keeler's website following the big game.
Enea's departure from WXUR leaves the station without a permanent 7p-midnight personality.
Keeler always has something cooking. I think it's GREAT! I have alot of respect for his style and sense. Can't keep him down for long. GOOD LUCK Bill!
Maybe he'll end up buying a station outright, I begin to think he has to so there's no misguided other person down the road to let him go yet again.