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Krenn no longer on WDVE 'Morning Show'

| Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012

Jimmy Krenn has been told the WDVE morning show "is going in a different direction" and he won't be part of it, says his manager and agent.

David Sedelmeier says his client and friend, longtime wake-up host of the top-rated Pittsburgh morning program, remains on the company payroll for now, although he was removed from the show Dec. 1.

"Jimmy wishes to be back on the air and misses his fans and appreciates all the e-mails and blog posts of support," Sedelmeier says. "We are equally confused (as the fans). When you're number one, it makes no sense to be taken off the air."

Dennis Lamme, president and market manager of Clear Channel Media & Entertainment -- Pittsburgh, said Tuesday that "Jim Krenn will no longer be on air with the WDVE Morning Show. We are currently in discussion with Jim about his role with the station moving forward."

He added that the morning show returned Tuesday from holiday break, continuing with Randy Baumann, Val Porter and Mike Prisuta.

"It's our policy not to discuss employee matters for privacy reasons," Lamme says.

The station's website has posted a full-time job opening, with a deadline of Jan. 20, announcing: "We're looking for someone to join the 'DVE Morning Show, bringing the funny, talking sports and entertaining Pittsburgh in their own unique way."

"We need someone who can interact with other players on the morning show, has great writing skills, is a team player, loves the Internet, can create great content, be quick on their feet, musically inclined, have exceptional prep/planning/strategic skills and Pittsburgh sports knowledge."

Sedelmeier says there have been no discussions that are related to Jimmy returning to the air, and there is none planned with Clear Channel at this time. He says he cannot say when Krenn's contract ends, "but this has nothing to do with his contract."

"Jimmy wishes he could communicate, but is restricted by his Clear Channel contract from answering any questions about his status on 'DVE," he said.

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