Talk about throwing one’s voice…
Listeners to "NewsRadio" KMBZ are a little confused re the whereabouts of midday talk show host Chris Merrill.
"I think he’s still on the air in Kansas City, but he was supposed to go to San Diego," says one. "Is he out there phoning it in?"
In a word, yes.
However many – if not most – KMBZ listeners don’t have a clue.
That’s because Merrill does such a good job of researching local and area topics online and constantly bantering with his board op / producer as if they’re about to go out for lunch beers after the show.
The talk among insiders however is KMBZ would not let Merrill out of his contract until a replacement could be found.
So Merrill continues to phone it in, starting at 7 a.m. San Diego time and ending at 9 a.m. – that’s 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Kansas City. Which leaves the former Lawrence-ite plenty of time to prep for his 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. show on KOGO AM & FM on the left coast.
As for where Merrill’s loyalties may lie, check out the shirt.