You can say goodbye to local voices on WKSE-FM after 10 a.m. starting Monday, when the Audacy-owned station transitions to Chicago and Los Angeles hosts who will be heard in Buffalo and on multiple stations the radio group owns across the country.
No announcements were sent by Audacy, formerly Entercom Radio. However, the station’s website shows that after the morning show WKSE with Janet Snyder and Nicholas Picholas airs from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., WBBM Chicago afternoon personality Julia Lepidi will work from 10 a.m. at 3 p.m. and Los Angeles afternoon host Josh “Bru” Brubecker. will work the 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. shift.
Snyder previously taped a 10 a.m. to noon show. Brubecker replaces WKSE afternoon host Greg Cypin, who had been at the station for four years and also served as music director.
Cypin’s departure comes more than a year after popular WKSE party host DJ Anthony’s position was eliminated after being at the station for more than 20 years.
Of course, the loss of another local voice in favor of national hosts sacrifices conversations about Buffalo and Western New York issues.
According to trade publication Inside Radio, Lepidi will be on 14 Audacy stations at noon and Brubecker’s show will be in the afternoon on seven stations and in the evening on seven others.