Good-bye Norma Jean, though we hardly knew you at all…
You had the grace to hold yourself, while those around you crawled. And I knew I would have loved you, but I was just a kid – the candle burned out long before THE LEGEND EVER DID.
So it is that Kansas City’s No. 1 radio personality Johnny Dare announced this morning that co-host Carrie Coogan is leaving the show on 98.9 FM The Rock.
"Carrie Coogan and I are like brother and sister, we really are," Dare says. "She will always be welcome back if she chooses. Carrie is moving home to Denver to take care of her ill mother as well as be involved in nonprofit organizations back home. She came to Kansas City to be a TV News Show personality (which she was on Fox 4). And she’s been a wonderful addition to the program for six great years. I love her – we all do – and we’ll miss her deeply."
Dare really is saddened by Coogan’s leaving, but the show must go on.
Especially when you host one of the top rated shows in the nation like Dare’s.
So who will replace this lovely lady? Coogan will stay on until mid August, then it’s game on.
Dare will have many guest co hosts that may include on air personalities like Tanna Guthrie (already on the air at Entercom on The Point). Or maybe Nikki from Jack FM . Or Shorty, who is with the new Alice‘s morning show.
But it’s more likely he’ll seek out someone totally different.
Katie Horner’s name came up and she may get a shot.
Dare always uses Fox 4 anchor Susan Hiland when Coogan is out sick or on vacation.
Then there’s the obvious choice, HOLLY STARR.
Holly has been a guest co host a few times. And of course, there’s always.the girl Johnny asked me to put on for a try out….CHOCOLATE BECKY. Yes, the grrrl from the "Lil dick bitch" song. Christ!
Johnny would prefer to find someone who’s a real person, not a radio personality, like he did with Coogan.
Speaking of which, it’s no secret Coogan was not a fan of mine.
However, I always thought of her as a very nice girl. She even sat by my mother’s bed as she was in her final days at Hospice and read to her. That was more than kind. I am just too bad a boy for Carrie.
Wonder why Dare wasn’t?
Yes, there were rumors of Dare and Coogan being more than on-air co stars – like MOONLIGHTING with Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepard. None of that was true, but it made for great radio friction.
They were like day and night; Carrie the sweet, kind, the voice of reason. Johnny was the biker, rocker, long haired, bad boy. It was a great match. The show’s ratings were and remain tops. She’ll be missed by everyone, yes even me. Deep down I think Coogan likes me – who wouldn’t?
So the race is on for who will be the next morning radio Queen with the King, Johnny Dare.
I think the pay is pretty darn good.
Pssssssst! I volunteered to co host, but Dare said I couldn’t read the news each day cause I was in it too much.
What’s that supposed to mean?
All the best Carrie Coogan, you’re a great person and we love you. Even me. And you believe in the Big Guy, so God Bless.