Kevin Battle, co-host of the popular “KDKA Radio Morning Show,” has been let go by the station’s parent company Audacy, Inc. in an apparent cost cutting move. Battle joined the 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. show as a co-host with Larry Richert in March 2020.
Also let go by the company was WDSY-FM (Y-108) “Y’d Awake” morning show co-host Kristen Buccigrossi. She had been on the morning show since 2018. Before that she worked in the company’s promotions department for 10 years.
Each of their final appearances on their respective shows happened on Tuesday.
“It came as a complete shock to me,” Battle said. “Everything seemed to be firing on all cylinders with the show. Larry and I get along great. The show was over on Tuesday and the boss said ‘Hey, I need to talk to you’ and that’s how it went down.”