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Rick Dees is Back -- But Does Anyone Care?

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If you haven’t heard, former 102.7 KIIS-FM morning DJ Rick Dees begins a new radio show tomorrow morning on the new Movin’ 93.9 – the former KZLA country radio station – that now plays a dance-pop mélange. (And thank goodness because LA radio needs more pop, right?)

Dees, now 59, was ousted from KIIS in 2004 after more than 20 years at the station, to make way for the younger, über-host Ryan Seacrest.

Now LAist isn’t a fan of Seacrest and Ellen K in the morning, but we do love us our American Idol, so we tolerate the Ryan con queso. But Rick Dees is another story altogether.

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But does anyone out there in the greater Los Angeles area find Dees’ humor – his canned shtick and sound effects – funny or even the least bit entertaining? According to the Los Angeles Times, which made Dees the Calendarcover story yesterday (on what must have been a slow news Saturday since the Daily News featured him, too):

But can Dees click with the kids? The station leadership must not have been sure. The station did, according to Dees, six months of audience testing and research to see if its host still had it.

But our question is: Did Rick Dees ever have it to begin with? Drop us a line if you’re waiting with baited breath to hear the latest installment of “Dees Sleaze”…

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