Jeff & Jer’s morning “Showgram” off the air at Star 94.1
After twenty-one years in San Diego, the Jeff & Jer program had its last “Showgram” yesterday on Star 94.1 FM.
The Clear Channel-owned station went into contract negotiations earlier this summer, but the two sides were never able to reach an agreement. Much of the discord surrounded the demand that the “family” (Laura, Tommy, Randy, Delana, Emily) stay together — something Clear Channel was reportedly unwilling to honor.
Coincidentally (or not), the folks over at 100.7 Jack FM have said they will have a “Major Announcement” to come on August 31. Some involved with radio in the market, including those at sdradio.net, have speculated that the Jef & Jer Showgram could be moving over to Jack at that time, yet nothing has been confirmed as of today.
That same day, the new morning show at Star 94.1 — “A.J. in the Morning” — is scheduled to commence. AJ Machado is currently heading the AJ’s Playhouse morning show over at Channel 93.3, but will move the show over to 94.1 at the end of the month.
In a statement from Clear Channel to sdradio.net, they indicated they are ready to move forward sans discussion about the particulars of Jeff & Jer’s departure:
“We are excited about the future of Star 94.1 with AJ Machado in the morning slot. Despite extensive contract negotiations, the Jeff and Jer Morning Show has concluded its tenure at Star 94.1. After four years at Star, today was their final show on the station. We are proud of their contributions to Star and grateful for their commitment to the success of the station.
Jeff & Jer indicted via a statement on their website that they will indeed be back on the air soon, helping to fuel the Jack FM speculation:
“We sure miss you [listeners]! We’ll be back on the air soon! We’ll tell you when and where in a couple of days.
San Diego is our home. Jeff and I and Tommy have been here for 21 years along with Laura and Randy and Delana and Emily and you guys — and we’re all family! We’ll post information here everyday. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you. We also have brand new facebook and twitter pages.
We’ll be back on the air soon. As always, thanks so much for listening and being a part of our family.
So fear not fans of the Showgram. It sounds like Jeff & Jer will be back before we know it. Good luck to team on their transition, in additon to AJ Machado and his new gig at Star 94.1!