They’ve been the morning men for more than 20 years at CCME’s Classic Rocker KKZX-FM Spokane, WA, but the duo of Jim Arnold and C. Foster Kane recently called it a day, due to failed contract negotiations. Many fans left messages supporting the two on the station’s website and Facebook page.
It was a matter of money, Cal Hall, Spokane market manager for Clear Channel Communications, told the Spokesman-Review. “We were working with the Radio Men, trying to come to an agreement financially. Unfortunately, we were not able to come to an agreement with C. Foster Kane, so we decided to part ways.”
Arnold remains with the station, taking over the afternoon show from 3 to 7 p.m.
“Putting him on in the morning by himself didn’t make sense,” Hall said. “That doesn’t mean he won’t be back in the morning. We’re looking for a good morning show, and that may include Jim…I’m going to take as long as it takes to find the best fit for that station.”
Spokane-born Arnold, 59, and native Californian Kane, 61, worked in markets across the country before teaming up on KKZX in 1992.