Ray Lytle, whose "Morning Disaster" show on WQLZ-FM 92.7 has made many radio listeners laugh and cringe for nearly a decade, will leave the Springfield rock station next month.
Glen Gardner, general manager of Mid-West Family Broadcasting, which owns WQLZ, made the announcement Friday afternoon. No mention of the move was made during Lytle's Friday show.
"We want to take this opportunity to thank Ray for helping build WQLZ into the powerhouse that it is," Gardner said in a statement. "QLZ has been very fortunate to have a show like 'The Morning Disaster' for the past nine years."
Lytle, who wouldn't reveal his exact age but said he's in his mid-30s, said Friday he doesn't have another job lined up. But his contract at WQLZ is coming to an end, and he feels the current "radio landscape" is right for him to pursue a position in a bigger market instead of signing another multi-year deal in Springfield.
I was never a huge fan of the Morning Disaster but then I'm not really their demographic either. Still, Ray Lytle had a lot of talent even if he barrowed heavily from such legends as Howard Stern and Chicago's Steve Dahl (back when Dahl was still relevant anyway). It'll be interesting to see what the new morning show has in store.Good luck, Ray