Murphy & Meg release statement after departure from 95.7 BIG FM
After more than a decade as the morning show hosts at WRIT-FM – with many of those years as the top-rated radio show on the dial – Dave Murphy and Meg McKenzie are out at 95.7 BIG FM.
The duo, who served as morning show hosts together on the station as 'Murphy & Meg in the Morning' since 2008 during both its time as Oldies 95.7 FM and its current 95.7 BIG FM form, were terminated from iHeart on Tuesday after that day's broadcast.
Murphy and McKenzie passed along the following joint statement to OnMilwaukee:
"We are sorry to announce that April 2 was the final broadcast of 'Murphy & Meg in the Morning' on 95.7 BIG FM. The change that our former employers, iHeart Media - Milwaukee, decided to make was business-related and we understand that. No one will miss our show more than we will. We truly loved what we did and the relationships we developed with our listeners over the years. As we often said on the air, 'You are the best listeners any radio station could ever have!' The past decade that we spent mornings with you will forever be one of the most cherished times of our lives. We also feel blessed by the many close friendships we made at iHeart Media - Milwaukee and will truly miss seeing those co-workers on a daily basis. Most of all, we're grateful for our own friendship. We spent 15 years working together and became family along the way. Thank you, southeastern Wisconsin ... we will miss you! Ob-la-di, ob-la-da …"
WRIT program director Brett Andrews declined to comment on Murphy & Meg's departure, as well as any future plans for the morning show at 95.7 BIG FM. OnMilwaukee reached out to iHeart Media - Milwaukee management as well but has yet to receive a reply at time of publication.
I was shocked to not hear Meg and Murphy each day. First I thought maybe they were on spring break. Then I thought maybe they were at a conference. Today, I looked on your website to find out they were terminated. How sad! I have been listening to them since they came on the air. It was pleasant to wake up to in the morning. Sometimes, during the day, I have to turn you off because the music turns to brain rattling instead of calming. I hope they find a new station where their personalities will work with new listeners. I surely don't agree with the decision.
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