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Heidi and Frank Replacing 'Mark & Brian Show' on KLOS
Following the departure of both Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps of the "Mark & Brian Show" on 95.5 KLOS, the classic rock radio station has announced that they'll replace the beloved duo with longtime hosting team Heidi Hamilton and Frank Kramer. The news came today, according to RBR-TVBR.
Change has been afoot for over a month at the "Mark & Brian Show," which was was on the air for 25 years in L.A. and Orange County. Thompson announced back in June that he and his wife of 30 years, Lynda, would be packing it up and moving to Charlotte, North Carolina. And last Friday, Phelps let listeners know he'd be leaving as well, to team up with actress and radio host Jill Whelon for a comedy podcast.
Thompson will be working with Lynda on a podcast about love and family called "The Mark & Lynda Podcast," which aired today.
Hamilton and Kramer don't have quite as lengthy a track record as Phelps and Thompson, but have nevertheless been working the airwaves together for a completely respectable twelve years. They teamed up in 2000 for a show on Clear Channel’s Star 98.7 before migrating over to Talker 97.1 KLSX, and are currently doing a subscription-only internet show.
In speaking to RBR-TVBR, Kramer said that they took the job because of the station's reputation.
“If it would have been any other station than KLOS," he said, "I would have said no."
Heidi and Frank are scheduled to start at KLOS on September 4.