On my way to school every Tuesday and Thursday I tune into Kevin and Bean in the morning on KROQ. I've been listening to them for about four years now because they are very entertaining. So they have had a member on the show, Lisa May, for fifteen years to broadcast the traffic. Just recently she was let go because the traffic report wasn't important to most viewers, so KROQ wanted to change things for a new direction. They hired a new woman for the show Allie Mac Kay for commentary purposes and to introduce more sports in the talk show.
The controversy over Lisa May having to leave is because it happened so suddenly to not only her but the listeners as well. She didn't get to say good bye, and next thing we know, Allie Mac Kay was "taking her place," as some viewers saw things. Because of this, the some listeners stopped listening and they actually blamed Kevin, Bean, and some of the other members on the show for the change. So today, Kevin and Bean had addressed all the questions from listeners and wanted to clear any issues.
They explained that they were hoping Lisa May would be offered another position with the show or that she would at least have time to explain to the listeners the situation and to say good bye. They admitted that the whole situation was handled incorrectly by the members of the show and the management of the show, but the listeners were also in the wrong to blame people who weren't in the wrong. I am disappointed that Lisa won't be there, and I respect Kevin and Bean for addressing the issue. I will continue to listen, and I agree that things won't be the same. However, sometimes change is good.
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