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PLOVER (WAOW) -- Morning radio in central Wisconsin has a new sound. The familiar voices of Pat and AJ are gone from 106.5. The duo tells Newsline 9 the parting wasn't their decision.
It's been the same tune for four years.
“Real people talking about real life,” said radio DJ Pat Clark.
But now there are changes at country station 106.5 WYTE-FM.
“People move on sometimes by their choice, sometimes by other people's choice,” said Pat Clark.
DJ's Pat and AJ say they were fired on Monday. They wouldn't go into specifics, but wanted to share a message with supporters.
“It was an honor and a pleasure being invited in every morning.”
Newsline 9 went to the station's parent company, NRG Media, looking for answers. We received a brief statement from the general manager saying, "Pat and AJ are no longer in the employ of NRG Media LLC or WYTE-FM 106.5 Today's Country. We wish them well in their next endeavor."
“It's a lot to process. It's one thing to lose your job but then to realize you're going to have to possibly move away from these wonderful people you've met,” explained AJ Clark. “It's heartbreaking.”
“Hashtag radiate positivity. It's hard but you have to be. The only way to do it. You have to,” her husband, Pat Clark, reassured her.
As for the future, the radio pair says they'll start looking for a new job.
“Wherever we go, we say hey if you still want to stick with us there's an app, there's a website, follow us for the ride,” said Clark.
While we don't know exactly what led to the parting, we do know morning radio in central Wisconsin won't be the same.
“It's been a fun ride,” said Clark. “It's not over yet.”
We couldn't get anymore answers from NRG about the future of their morning show, or how they plan to fill the positions.
Pat and AJ have shared a farewell message to their fans on YouTube.
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