Kiss FM morning host: ‘They pulled the plug on us’

Elvis Duran
Elvis Duran (Courtesy photo)

Austin radio station 96.7 Kiss FM has apparently dumped nationally syndicated morning host Elvis Duran.

“They pulled the plug on us,” New York-based Duran told one listener today on Twitter. A short time later, he told another fan, “They decided to take us off.”

Kiss FM is owned by San Antonio-based iHeartMedia. Company representatives didn’t immediately respond to a message from the American-Statesman seeking details on who will take over the morning shift permanently.

Duran’s name has already been removed from the list of DJs on the station’s website.

Duran made his Austin debut in 2013, replacing popular host Bobby Bones, who was tapped by iHeartMedia to helm a nationally syndicated morning show of his own. Bones’ show, which runs on dozens of country radio stations, is based out of Nashville, Tenn.

Bones can still be heard locally on KASE 101.

Kiss FM isn’t the only Austin station to make changes recently. Over at 93.3 KGSR, morning host Kelly Jordan departed late last year. A permanent replacement has yet to be named.

Majic 95.5 has altered its lineup, as well.