Richie Whitt and Greggo Were Fired by 105.3 The Fan Today [Updated]

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Greggo and Whitt prepping Friday for a live broadcast from Texas Motor Speedway
Update at 3:41 p.m.: CBS killed the entire show. Whitt's tweet: Yep @1053RAGE = Dead 'n Gone. Fired as a show by CBS today. Maddening. For now I'll just say thanks to all FanFans for their loyal support.

Original post: This isn't the first time Greg Williams has abruptly disappeared from the DFW airwaves. There was the drug-fueled exit from The Ticket we explored in our 2008 cover story, the episode of incoherent rambling that prompted his exit from ESPN, and his quick exit from a Wichita Falls-based radio show.

Not the first, but this time may be the last. Williams announced on Twitter today that he's been fired from 105.3 The Fan, where he's shared the 2-7 p.m. slot with former Observerer Richie Whitt since 2010. As he hinted, there are only so many bridges in local sports radio that can be burned.

In other words, it's hard to imagine him finding another spot on the dial. It's a long fall from his days co-hosting The Hardline. He tweeted a pic of his letter of separation too, in case you were curious what it's like to be fired by CBS.

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jgrant794
jgrant794

I just noticed today I was listening to the dreaded Ben and Skin. The two most boring and generic people in the world. I thought they would have fit right in at ESPN but I guess they got run off. I cannot listen to those two, which is sad because I listend to RAGE almost every day. Now I am stuck with GAC which also bores the crap out of me. SIGH.

tlewis186
tlewis186

 Greggo just posted a picture of him on Twitter, and as the kids say, OMG. He looks like a crack or meth addict. Little wonder he was fired. Here's the link: pic.twitter.com/3N1FD8kaIi

ybizzel
ybizzel

I liked the show for the most part. But they were a little racist at times so i'm not sad to see em go. They should put Sybil on with Elf and Slater. 

Clozer
Clozer

I am disappointed that the show was whacked instead of retooled.  Greggo is a tiresome voice; his opinions now just come across as the babbling of an angry addict, who seems to be relapsing.  I do not want to hear him on another show.  Whitt was best when Greggo was gone and focused on sports, especially in his segments with Mike Fisher, Spagnola, and other veterans on the Cowboys beat.  His public relationship with Sybil was a distraction and should have ended her role on the show; folks have to deal with this kind of nepotism in their work and do not enjoy hearing it on the drive home.

The Hard Line has been awful for years, not because of the departure of Greggo, but the ascendancy of Corby and the really awful Danny Balis.  Williams needed to be replaced by a knowledgeable sports guy.  Galloway is equally as painful to listen to, still spouting the same cliches he did on KRLD.  

Thankfully, I can go to Sirius NFL and avoid the afternoon mess.  


soonermaniac
soonermaniac

Dear Lord Baby Jesus... Please don't let my thought become truth. Ben & Skin are out there looking for work. Pleassssssse!!!! Don't let them come back to the Fan. Anyway, CBS you have just pushed more people to other stations and even Russ Martin is getting back some fulltime listeners. These frat boys on right now are about as in-depth as a tick. 

soonermaniac
soonermaniac

Really CBS? You continue to make stupid decisions. There's been one constant and that is Gavin Spittle. Perhaps it's time he was sent packing.

cegilmer2005
cegilmer2005

Poor decision by CBS. Accomplished reporters and journalism degrees holders pushed aside by real life, honest to God, cub pack imbeciles. Really????I`m better than so and so. These guys do nothing for me. But, that's just one listeners opinion. Can`t really decide who is more insignificant Corey, or that J.V. simpleton Kevin. Wanna steal his lunch money. Pop him up side his head. Charlie

cegilmer2005
cegilmer2005

Poor decision by CBS. Accomplished reporters and journalism degrees holders pushed aside by real life, honest to God, cub pack imbeciles. Really????I`m better than so and so. These guys do nothing for me. But, that's just one listeners opinion. Can`t really decide who is more insignificant Corey, or that J.V. simpleton Kevin. Wanna steal his lunch money. Pop him up side his head. Charlie

BabyArm
BabyArm

105.3 needs to focus on getting rid of the affirmative action c!n+s on each show. Next on my list would be to show that loudmouth idiot on the morning program what a guillotine feels like. Good night, and good luck.....

frisbie43
frisbie43

I can not stand the voices on K&C Masterpiece.  The guy with the nasil issues atleast needs to get through puberty before going on the air.  Didn't care for Greggo either.  The Fan definitely didn't win me back over with this new K&C show.

lotridus
lotridus

K&C masterpiece of whatever its called is horrible.  Those guys are sooooo boring.  Armon still chimes in every once in a while, but it is almost as unlistenable as GAC.  I'd rather listen to NPR than this sorry excuse for a show.  RAGE could be pretty juvenile, but it was entertaining on the way home most of the time. 

lotridus
lotridus

K&C masterpiece of whatever its called is horrible.  Those guys are sooooo boring.  Armon still chimes in every once in a while, but it is almost as unlistenable as GAC.  I'd rather listen to NPR than this sorry excuse for a show.  RAGE could be pretty juvenile, but it was entertaining on the way home most of the time. 

John1073
John1073

I took 105.3 off my dial. We'll see how well their ratings do now. Maybe they should consider firing Spittle. He doesn't seem to have a great track record.

BigTommy
BigTommy

I will never ever listen to The Fan again. You fired the best show that you've ever had. I guess I will now have to go to ESPN. That was a terrible mistake.

planecrazy
planecrazy

Don't wish ill-will for either of those guys.  It wasn't the worst show on the channel, I mean seriously.  Elf and Slater, with that stupid whistle blowing segment, stays on and they can RAGE?  Or how about that godd*mn rapping bullsh*t they keep pushing on their listeners.  Rapping voice over guys.  Really?  Seriously?  Just terrible, obnoxious radio.  Oh well.  It is f*cking CBS.  Biggest group of sh*theads in the business.  Best of luck guys.  You weren't the best, but you weren't on the bottom either.  So long The Fan.  Damn sure not listening to B&S.  Borrrrriiiiinnnnggggggg.

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

I'm late to this party but RIP RAGE. You were my diversion when I couldn't take any more music talk or whatever else the HL decided to whip my ass with at a certain time, and were good for commercial breaks. I never ever listen to ESPN, and still won't, I don't see how anyone finds any shows on there(and yes I'm even talking about the old Ben & Skin) interesting, but to each his own. I do feel bad somewhat for Richie, he evolved into a good broadcaster, with Greggo being the color guy. I think Greggo screwed the pooch way too many times not showing up for whatever reason, over/under medicated, surgeries, etc. I understand he has depression problems but even to an apologist such as myself, it was way too much. Sadly I fear there's a bigger chance of something bad than something good happening to him. Stay hard Greggo.

In sports talk in this market, noone is going to displace the Ticket anytime soon. They were at the right place/right time kinda thing. The best anyone can do is strive for #2. That being said, it's kinda head scratching to see CBS scrap this show and replace it with Ben & Skin, who couldn't carry their show even with massive advertising, and they got canned in the first purge. I like Ben & Skin, but they're not drive time and will be lucky in a year to keep ratings where they were with RAGE.

coowal1
coowal1

Pick up the phone if you need a job...ring a ding ding.   Good riddance to a bunch of racist bums.  Greggo, was just a methhead, Richie with his teenager bleach blonde hair and the beard was worthless as well.  DFW WILL NOT MISS THESE FOOLS.


GREGGO...GO EAT YOUR FRIED CHICKEN NOW SUCKA!!!!

twinandcity1
twinandcity1

    WOW.....just went down the line reading the other comments...no wonder our country is in trouble!

twinandcity1
twinandcity1

Since its enception I have watched The Fan...Best Show ..Richie and Greggo, the rest are OK..Morning crew..self indulgent, Slater, grates after ahwile, Elf can't say Staw bock..Sta back by Elf and cusses more than any radio personnality I've heard, Slater close second...Gavin..you know what I'm saying etc etc etc & Gates is not the best BBQ in KC it is Bryants.

Mildfanfan
Mildfanfan

Somewhat surprised. actually started tuning in more and more due to HL severe decline. Feel bad for both guys, but what do I know, I liked BDH.

Shocking they would fire Rage and leave the midday nonsense.

Guess B&S part II it is.

Joshstruckoutagain
Joshstruckoutagain

Farewell dear Greggo, can't say I've heard a lot of you in the last 5 years or so but did enjoy your time on the littlest of Tickets!

Now on to the vertically challenged member of the show, Richie Shitt, guess this will allow you the time to finally track down Colby Lewis and ask him about that paternity leave he took! Just kidding RW, we all know you don't have the testicular fortitude to do it. We have all had a ton of fun at your expense through the years and will surely be interested in your next opportunity (hope it's in Houston! Cause I rarely make it down to the lateral line of Texas.) be sure to tweet about how great your revenues are whilst stuck firmly in third place or worse your entire tenure!

I got 20 bucks that Sybil (Beard!) distances from your rapidly sinking ship as quickly as the follicles of hair have distanced from your fivehead!Soooo,

In closing, good luck getting another sporty job in the DFW little man, and Stay Hard and out of trouble Greggo!

Americano
Americano

I always had a soft spot for Greggo.  Ritchie Whitt sucked.

garlandsucks
garlandsucks

you go ahead and tell him that he wasnt that great.....um, yea, but he is a friend of mine....

Mike Dunlap
Mike Dunlap

I guess listeners will now move to KERA for their afternoon radio.

Kerry Keith
Kerry Keith

How do you get fired from the Fan? Greggo looks more and more Tom Sizemore-like in every pic I see of him.

Dan Pettit
Dan Pettit

You could run for chief of police.

Kristin Sprinkle
Kristin Sprinkle

sweet....105.3 shouldve kept the jagger morning crew together.... surprised richie and greggo lasted this long.

Sonny Green
Sonny Green

A sad verse is the Cautionary Ballad of Sweet Clean Greggo...

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I like richie, Hoping he lands on his feet in this market or elsewhere.

Manny Arriaga
Manny Arriaga

Used to be a Greggo fan and felt he was wronged by the Ticket. But after listening to RAGE....sheesh! Wish him the best, but please stop doing radio.

Curt Eichelberger
Curt Eichelberger

that whole station sucks.. hate to see a duncanville boy out of work

Buck Williams
Buck Williams

sweet, maybe we'll get some sports talk instead.

Jason J Brimingham
Jason J Brimingham

Done with 105.3 ..... Their best show is gone ....Back to the Ticket !

stvnlvskrmn
stvnlvskrmn

@ybizzel  Really ? They were racist? Have you listened to Shon Sharif in the mornings? Every word that comes out of his mouth about white people is "Honky" or  "cracker" or "red neck" and no one says shit about it but if choppy or troy were to say "nigger" then they would be fired on the spot.......

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

You liked that drivel.....must be deaf.  Shite was dreadful, horrible and unlistenable......I once listened to a test pattern with more insight and wit. 

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@bvckvs 


babbling drunks, strip club idiots, shirts sleeves ripped off assholes........I listened in the beginning, and the average education of the callers was, uhhhm, I'd say 7th grade level. 

garlandsucks
garlandsucks

@Clozer thats why the hardline gets its ass kicked in the ratings every month...oh wait

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@Clozer 

WTF are you going to retool? My daddy always said, "you cain't shine a turd". 

soonermaniac
soonermaniac

@cegilmer2005 Yeah... not sure where they come up with "Masterpiece" because they are a "piece" alright but not the good kind.

soonermaniac
soonermaniac

@Mike Dunlap Anything has to be better than this KC Mastercrap they have on. And G-bag Nation? He doesn't stop talking long enough to breath. He only likes to hear himself talk. RAGE was the ONLY thing 105.3 had and they just shoveled it out the door. 

redsea
redsea

Learn how to spell S**T, unless your Irish and then thats how ya spell it !

I would curl up laughing so hard to the dumb funny s**t, Richie would say  , I didn't always love your Liberal than Pelosi like thinkin sometimes, ok,  thanks sometimes you had a good point , how I hate to admit it, Greggo just classic, ol time sports reporting, how it is best a lot of times, comparisons, likely scenarios, etc... Great stuff !! Dont pay any attention to, kero1spacedrip,..... I forgot he was even there.... ohh kero, you can go now............Cheers, to the Future ,,,,,

And Flynn, A Fan Listener in Revolt,,... Take my favorite Sports personalities off the air !!Really !!!..................Bring Em back with a quickness......!!

redsea
redsea

I liked it alot you kergo turd1 spacedick, They made me laugh my ass till I would cry..maybe not everyfn day anus, but every other day for sure..!!!!

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