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Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: The Return of Jack Diamond ()
Date: January 21, 2014 08:18AM

Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves

Will the former 107.3-FM morning host ride the airwaves again in DC?
http://vienna.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/jack-diamond-leaves-florida-radio-station-fans-hope-for-return-to-dc-airwaves

Less than a year ago WRQX 107.3-FM's Jack Diamond Show was unceremoniously yanked from the DC-area airwaves, sending shockwaves through Diamond's longtime fan base, who were left to wonder: "Why?"

After 24 years on the air, corporate honchos at Cumulus Media in Atlanta seemingly on a whim substituted the longtime hometown show for a syndicated show out of Atlanta. Diamond fans quickly made it clear they would have nothing to do with the new show, openly dissing the program on social media. (The latest ratings for WRQX can be found here.)

Diamond kept in touch with his fans on his Facebook page and on Twitter, sharing photos of his travels, and later, news that he had signed on to host a radio show in Florida.

On Friday, Diamond told fans on Facebook that he's decided to leave the Florida radio gig at 101.5-FM and return to the Washington DC area, where his family lives.

Speculation immediately grew by fans that perhaps he might be returning to the DC airwaves, but Diamond plays his cards close to the vest. Dave TV recently mused that Diamond might be making a DC comeback, on WASH-FM.

Diamond, who plays in a band, did say that he might gather up some friends to play some music soon. His radio fans? They'll have to stay tuned.

On Friday, Diamond told fans on Facebook that he's decided to leave the Florida radio gig at 101.5-FM and return to the Washington DC area, where his family lives.
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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: NotAListener ()
Date: January 21, 2014 08:26AM

HATE your show, babe...

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: American Tourister ()
Date: January 21, 2014 08:35AM

NotAListener Wrote:
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> HATE your show, babe...

Never got his appeal. Not even a little.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: donnieGer ()
Date: January 21, 2014 08:45AM

I hear Donnie G is looking for a partner....just saying

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: A listener ()
Date: January 21, 2014 09:16AM

I listen to 107.3 off and on and I enjoyed Jack Diamond, but I wasn't a loyal listener. Half the time my radio is tuned to ESPN980 or some other station.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: NotAListener ()
Date: January 21, 2014 09:21AM

American Tourister Wrote:
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> NotAListener Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > HATE your show, babe...
>
> Never got his appeal. Not even a little.


It says a lot about this area that his show was so popular and there was such a public "outrage" when he was fired...

I mean, back in 1984 every FM morning program sounded like his show. He just kept doing the same show...while the market changed with the times.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: January 21, 2014 12:25PM

With as many stations as this area has, why would that be a bad thing? I never understood the logic that every station needs to be like every other. And no I am not a fan.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Mike O Meara ()
Date: January 21, 2014 12:41PM

www.mikeomearashow.com

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Shit Radio ()
Date: January 21, 2014 12:49PM

donnieGer Wrote:
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> I hear Donnie G is looking for a partner....just
> saying


that would be perfect..100% shit radio.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: January 21, 2014 02:18PM

I'd rahter see Jack Daniels return!

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: bus driver ()
Date: January 21, 2014 02:28PM

I miss Diamond's morning show. He played the stuff my elementary kids like to listen to but without all the lame and unfunny sexual innuendo and potty "humor" that is inappropriate for young kids. 107.3 is indistinguishable from the others now, so we have to listen to WBIG on the way to school now.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Bert Show Sucks ()
Date: January 21, 2014 02:28PM

Say what you want about Jack Diamond, the Bert show sucks. No music and the most inane talk possible.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Jack's #1 Listener ()
Date: January 22, 2014 06:17AM

Love your show, babe

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: yawn ()
Date: January 22, 2014 10:37PM

He and Pat Collins should be in a cage match to determine who gets the championship belt for fuckwit douchetard. Two douches enter, one douche leaves.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Jacques Offe ()
Date: January 23, 2014 07:34AM

yawn Wrote:
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> He and Pat Collins should be in a cage match to
> determine who gets the championship belt for
> fuckwit douchetard. Two douches enter, one douche
> leaves.


It'd be better if neither of them leaves. Maybe they can just cancel each other out...

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Jackie D ()
Date: January 23, 2014 08:26AM

Diamond was let go because his genre doesn't fly with the kiddos who buy things. And this article makes it sound like a shock even though Cumulus almost didn't renew him a couple of times before. I have nothing against Diamond, but with the exception of Don Geronimo - for now, anyway - DC is No Country for Old DJs.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Diane Ream ()
Date: January 23, 2014 10:30AM

You have to be a total loser to latch onto a radio "personality". Just STFU and play some music!

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Lolz ()
Date: January 26, 2014 02:34AM

Jackie D Wrote:
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> Diamond was let go because his genre doesn't fly
> with the kiddos who buy things. And this article
> makes it sound like a shock even though Cumulus
> almost didn't renew him a couple of times before.
> I have nothing against Diamond, but with the
> exception of Don Geronimo - for now, anyway - DC
> is No Country for Old DJs.

LOL

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Joe Citizen ()
Date: January 26, 2014 04:16AM

Diane Ream Wrote:
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> You have to be a total loser to latch onto a radio
> "personality". Just STFU and play some music!


I think the listeners liked it when Jack would talk about a lot of the personal crap in his life. Stuff like his home, his drive to the station early in the morning as well as other crap that would happen in his life and with hid family. I'm not sure how people could latch onto all of that, I happened upon his station a few times and couldn't believe that he actually was given the air time in the mornings.

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: The 1% ()
Date: February 05, 2014 03:22PM

Did Jack Diamond get back on the air?

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Re: Jack Diamond Returns to DC, Leaves Florida Station; Fans Hope for Return to DC Airwaves
Posted by: Donnie G ()
Date: February 05, 2014 05:02PM

Did Jack Diamond get back on the air?


No Jack off

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