The Doug and Wolf Show will be replaced on Arizona Sports 98.7 by another program.
The morning show, presented by the duo Doug Franz and Ron Wolfley, is coming to an end after being on air for 15 years.
Fans are very sad about the decision and many wonder what led to the network’s decision to end the program.
Why is the Doug and Wolf Show ending?
The Doug and Wolf Show will be replaced by another show, called Bickley and Marotta. The program, led by Dan Bickley and Vince Marotta, will kick on September 7th and air from 6 to 10 am.
Ryan Hatch, vice president of programming at Bonneville Phoenix, said that while Doug and Wolf had the “most successful run in Valley sports radio history”, it was time for the station to “bring a new energy” to the mornings.
Speaking about the decision, Ryan explained:
“Doug and Wolf had the longest, most successful run in Valley sports radio history and we are so appreciative of all of their great efforts over the years. But now is the time to bring a new energy to mornings with an ensemble cast that will jumpstart each day with strong opinions and plenty of laughs.”
Meanwhile, Ron Wolfley will join Luke Lapinski at The Wolf and Luke Show, while Doug will act as a contributor at the station.
Scott Sutherland, senior vice president and market manager for Bonneville Phoenix, said:
“I cannot say thank you enough to both Doug Franz and Ron Wolfley, who along with being great broadcasters, are both first-class people that have made tremendous contributions to the Arizona Sports brand and our community.”
Doug and Wolf open up about the end of the show
Following the final episode this week, Doug took to Twitter and penned a message to his fans, thanking them for their support throughout the years.
He tweeted: “There’s no way I can thank all of you but your tweets have been amazing I hope all of you know that I did some great things here and I did some really dumb things here but you got everything I had every morning best of luck to Luke controlling @wolf987FM for the next 15 years.”
Ron has also shared his reaction and retweeted a couple of Twitter posts from fans and friends.
People say goodbye to the show
It’s safe to say that there are many sad fans and a number of them took to Twitter to say goodbye to the morning show.
One person tweeted: “I just want to thank you for the amazing show you guys have done this past 15 years! I’m 16 right now so I grew up listening to you guys every morning. It started out with my dad listening to your guy’s show every morning on the way to taking me to school.”
“Really was a great show, today!!! The love hate, good bad it doesnt matter… you will succeed in your new ventures. Todays show showed how Good of Dude you are. Respect to you Doug and Wolf Thanks for the past 15 years!!” wrote another fan.
Someone else said: “Thanks Doug. Been listening to you and Wolf every morning for the past 15 years. It wont be the same without you. Best of luck on your future endeavors!”
Check out more tweets down below.
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