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The Cantore Show

Chris Cantore Exits KFMB with Meryl Klemow

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YEW Staff
Written by YEW Staff

After months of speculation, veteran SAN DIEGO morning radio personality CHRIS CANTORE has officially exited Adult Hits-Rock KFMB-FM (100.7 San Diego.)  CANTORE, who started his career at 100.7 in 1994, returned to the station in AUGUST 2018 as interim morning show host.  Newcomer MERYL KLEMOW joined CHRIS CANTORE in JANUARY 2019 to form ‘The Cantore Show.” KLEMOW was also dismissed.

CANTORE told YEW he is looking forward to the next chapter and thankful for the experience. “While it didn’t play out the way any of us anticipated, I am super proud of what we accomplished in such a short amount of time.”  He continued, “I will miss our connection to the listeners the most and hope to keep some of us together online.”

While figuring out what’s next, CHRIS & MERYL have launched ‘The Cantore Show” on Patreon, a membership platform that helps creators earn revenue.  Additionally, CANTORE will continue posting original content to Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube while “looking for a real job.”  MERYL will continue her career in stand-up comedy and comedy writing.

MERYL told YEW “I really appreciated my time, how wonderful the listeners and our team were, and I look forward to everyone connecting with us on our new platform!

Reach out to CANTORE directly at [email protected], MERYL at merylheatherklemo[email protected].

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8 Comments

  • I just email the following reply to 100.7

    Can’t believe you dropped Chris Cantore, Robin Roth and ChaCha, especially on the eve of the pandemic. These DJs were part of the radio community and a big reason why I chose to begin listening to your radio station. It seems impossible to claim your local San Diego station but yet you dropped the DJs that had ties to this community for decades! If I wanted to listen to radio without local djs I can find that on any streaming service You just took away what made 100.7 must listening to me and now I will have to find a new “local station” that has “local talent.” I suggest if you want to keep me and listeners like me you considering rehiring the radio personalities you had. Now more then ever we need human community that we feel connected to. Your radio station would offer that If you still had Chris, Robin and ChaCha.

  • SD radio will never find its true compass. No much uncertainty. As someone who probably knows more than he should about SD radio, I have to say I am once again disappointed. I feel like an idiot for encouraging Mike to go out and find Chris once the DSC left after Tegna took over. Such a corporate machine, I often believe no one in the boardroom truly cares about the listeners or the talent. Garret did all he could to right the ship, several times over the past decade, but even his almighty stature wasn’t enough to keep the glue in the seams. It’s no wonder listeners are abandoning radio for streaming. There’s just nothing good left anymore. I feel bad for Chris and every other talent out there they can’t seem to get a paycheck long enough to be able to plan for the future. It’s just a damn shame.

  • The station is NADA without great radio talent. Who are these people who think they know best? Chris has phenomenal music knowledge, connections, and personality. Will not be listening any longer.

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