Updated 12:50pm -- SYRACUSE -- After more than a decade on 93Q (WNTQ), "DC on the Radio" has exited the Cumulus Media CHR-formatted station. Dennis Crawford's last show happened earlier this month, though he says he didn't know it was going to be his last show.
An anonymous CNYRadio.com reader used our Contact Form to tell us Crawford is no longer with the station, and the message included a link to his personal website, which included a post from September 14. Here's part of the post:
Last Sunday was the last “DC on the Radio” broadcast on 93.1FM 93Q, WNTQ-FM Syracuse. I did not get a chance to say my goodbyes on the airwaves, but I promise you that I do appreciate each and every one of you taking the time out of your day to listen to me over the years.
Although Crawford's initial blog post was positive and thankful to listeners, co-workers and station owners dating from Cumulus Media, back to Citadel Broadcasting and Pilot Communications, he tweeted a swipe at 93Q's parent company on Saturday:
Crawford had shifts on Saturday and Sunday evenings, in addition to providing vacation relief for the station's weekday personalities. According to our tipster, other part-timers like Mike Cauchon and Marty the One-Man Party have since stepped up their own hours to make up for Crawford's exit.
According to Crawford's Twitter profile, he owns a web design and hosting firm. He says (in the comments below) he also works full-time for a Fortune 500 company. In responding to questions on Twitter, Crawford says he hasn't changed his name from "DC on the Radio" there because "I'm not convinced I won't return to radio."
If any other stations are interested... you can reach Crawford via either of the links earlier in this story.
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