You will recall that a few days ago, I noted that Jeff Pope was about to start a new radio job, location unknown.
Now, he has announced where that job will be.
Dear FRIENDS!! After being heard on IE radios for (counting my fingers) 24 years - including 99.1 KGGI, X103.9 and even Cal State San Bernardino - I have accepted a major opportunity to do mornings in SAN JOSE, the 10th biggest city in America! Thanks SO much for all the love and support, and I truly appreciated being part of your morning routine! But, mostly, thanks to Jesse Duran for taking a chance on me 13 years ago; and to Evelyn Erives Laudenslager for being an awesome radio wife for 11 of those years. And to my REAL wife Sarah Turnbull for being my biggest fan! (And don't worry REIGN/FURY fans - I will be flying in for most games. Gotta love 65-minute flights!) #Mix1065 #PopeAndMarla #KingsFanInSharksCountry www.mymix1065.com
The "Marla" in the hashtag is Marla Davies, current morning DJ at Mix 106.5. Pope will be stepping into a very emotional...um, mix. Marla Davies' former co-host, Bill Kelly, passed away last summer. But Pope certainly has the capability to navigate this situation.
And if you have doubts about Pope's ability to navigate tricky situations, bear in mind that in the more formal press announcement of Pope's hire, he managed to praise the sport of hockey without mentioning the names of any teams whatsoever (cough - Kings - cough).