SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – After twenty years at Bay Area Hip Hop radio station KMEL, morning show host Chuy Gomez was abruptly ousted on Thursday, August 15th.
Caught by surprise, the 44 year old on-air legend Gomez was called into a meeting at the offices of Clear Channel on Townsend Street in front of his bosses and the general managers and immediately knew where that was going.
Where the station was going would not involve Gomez.
When Live 105’s Steve Masters referred to the rumors of the ousting was due to “budget reasons,” Gomez said “…they didn’t blatantly say “we fired you because we got no money for you.” They just said “change of direction, bro!”
Immediately, social media became flooded with shock over the news of Gomez’ departure from the heritage station.
Many fans expressed outrage over the decision and threatened boycott of the station.
Though, most of the tone over social media was that of love and support of Chuy Gomez.
Many long time fans posted well wishes on his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Gomez’ took to Instagram and posted his response:
On Tuesday, Chuy Gomez visited friends and colleagues at CBS Radio, fellow morning show hosts Steve Masters on Live 105 and Fernando & Greg on 99.7 NOW. Gomez recounts what happened and his outlook on the future: