Monday, January 5, 2015

Splitsville for "Drex & Maney" on Kiss FM

Steve Maney, Cassiday Proctor and P.J. Rener. WNKS photo.
Monday was break-up day for "Drex & Maney," the morning show on WNKS-FM ("Kiss" 95.1), with two-thirds of the crew -- P.J. "Drex" Rener and Cassiday Proctor -- saying farewell as they leave for a job in Atlanta.

Steve Maney will remain at the morning show "Kiss" and a new co-host for him will be sought.

Rener and Proctor had a rapid up-and-out career in Charlotte radio. Rener arrived in March 2012 to join with Maney on the morning show. They had been partners before on a station in Memphis and their chemistry was instant. Proctor soon joined the cast from Austin, Texas, and her profile grew as she co-hosted "The Edge" weeknights on WCCB (Channel 18), leaving her about four hours a day for sleep.

It was a good partnership and ended well for all concerned. With their contracts up, Beasley-owned "Kiss" had no way to keep them and let the team announce the changes and have a farewell show on Monday in which they played some of their best bits over the last two years.

In Atlanta, Rener and Proctor will take over mornings at WSTR-FM ("Star" 94.1) with Steve Tingle, who now does radio in Philadelphia.

"Drex & Maney" were brought in to compete against Ace & T.J., who left "Kiss" for the morning show at rival WHQC-FM. Ace & T.J. generally won the ratings race in the key demographics between the two stations in the mornings.