Here’s Rob Ellis at the end of his show today announcing his departure from 97.5:
“This is going to be my last day today at 97.5 The Fanatic. Now, it’s a mutual parting of the ways. Everything ends on good terms. There’s no bitterness, there’s nothing like that. I’ve known this for about a week, came to this decision. My contract’s been up, we had some discussions– I’m usually pretty good about following my gut and I just feel like it’s time for me more than anything else. I just want to say how much I enjoyed working with you, it’s been a blast the last two years. And one of the reasons I came here was to work with you. But… usually in this business, if things aren’t left on good terms, you’re zipped right away, you’re out right away, or you walk right away, and that wasn’t the feeling between me or management. I just felt it was best for everybody involved to walk away, and I’ve done pretty good from following my gut and I’m gonna do the same thing here. So before any false reports come out to the contrary, this is leaving on good terms. Trust me.”
Ellis’ contract was recently up and obviously renewing it wasn’t a priority. I love his little dig at “false reports,” especially since it sounds like this was handled much better than when Ellis found out he was being demoted at WIP… by reading this site. Those reports are always so false, I guess.
It’s been a strange few years for Ellis. After getting pushed out of the afternoon slot at WIP by Josh Innes in 2015, he did nights there for a little while at the same time Breakfast on Broad, which he co-hosted, was launching on CSN. He then left WIP for 97.5. BOB got cancelled earlier this year, and now Ellis is out at 97.5. He’ll remain in his role at CSN.