Baltimore's top-rated radio station laid off two of its morning radio personalities yesterday, saying it will replace The Big Phat Morning Show on 92Q (WERZ) with syndicated programming.
Morning disc jockey Marc Clarke, who had been with the station for nine years, and producer Sonjay lost their jobs in the shake-up at the popular hip-hop, R&B station. By yesterday afternoon, their profiles had been removed from the station's Web site. A third disc jockey, Porkchop, will remain with the station in another position, said Howard Mazer, the station's vice president and general manager.
Sonjay and Clarke could not be reached for comment yesterday.
Mazer said that on Nov. 17, the station will replace the show with The Rickey Smiley Show, a nationally syndicated program that airs on 10 stations around the country, according to the show's Web site. WERQ will play music with no disc jockeys until then, Mazer said.