Radio host Liz Delany has quit her job at Zimmer Communications, the Columbia company that brought her show with Kevin Howard back to the air last year.
In a public Facebook post, Delany claimed that she “had been put in a position by a superior where I felt bullied and bullied.”
“Even after telling them I had mental health issues, they showed no compassion,” she said in the October 23 post. “I felt like I had no other choice.
“I love this community, and it has been an absolute privilege to serve you for the past 23 years.”
The show’s Facebook page has now been changed to “Kevin in the Morning on 98.7 The Dove”. The radio station’s website also adopted the new branding.
Howard could not be reached for comment before the deadline.
Tom Ladd, Springfield director of operations for Zimmer Communications, made a statement.
“Liz Delany has decided to leave Zimmer Communications. Kevin will stay on 98.7 The Dove during the morning as we explore opportunities to better serve our listeners, advertisers and the Springfield community,” the statement said. “We wish Liz all the best in her next endeavor.”
Prior to working at Zimmer Communications, Delany and Howard were co-hosts of the morning show on 105.9 KGBX FM. They were among employees fired last year by iHeartMedia Inc., based in San Antonio, Texas (Nasdaq: IHRT), according to earlier reports.
The show returned when Zimmer Communications bought Springfield-based Meyer Communications and launched soft rock station The Dove.