Recent years have not been kind to personalities in commercial music radio. In our market alone, long-time radio legends such as Tom Ryan, Gene Maxwell, Tom Force and others have been shown the door in the name of the corporate bottom line.
Though many will be disappointed, it appears that after more than 7 months of uncertainty, WRIF’s Drew Lane will not be returning to co-helm the “Drew & Mike” morning show—a consistent, big-time ratings leader for the past 8 years.
Lane exits RIF after more than 16 years on its airwaves. His decision. His terms. It is a departure that mirrors Lane’s talent and approach to the medium—unique; quirky, perhaps; but accomplished “his way.”