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Monday, May 21, 2012

Nick Wright Leaving 610 for Houston's KILT 610 AM

Nick Wright leaving 610 for Houston's KILT 610 will no doubt have a few Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fans upset.  "What's Right with Wright" on 610 KCSP AM was absolutely one of the most listened to Kansas City sports radio programs on the air.  Nick Wright will do his final show on May 22nd, 2012 and a replacement has not yet been named.

Upon Nick Wright's upcoming departure from 610 AM he commented that [the move is] "not a bad thing, 610 has treated me very well" and that "I'll be here a little longer and will be able to give details on where I'm going down the road.  But it's all good things."

Some speculated at first that Nick Wright might be leaving us to go National, after filling in a few times on Fox Sports Radio, it turns out that he is just moving to another AM radio station based in Houston, Texas in KILT 610 AM.  Another thought was that Nick may be joining forces with Kevin Kietzman on 810 Sports and remain in Kansas City on another program.  Although Kevin Kietzman's "Between the Lines" on 810 Sports Radio remained the most popular sports radio show by far, Nick Wright had many fans in the Kansas City sports arena.

Nick Wright will be replacing Marc Vandermeer and teaming up with John Lopez on the KILT 610 AM morning show.

Upon Nick Wright's departure from 610 AM, KCSP program director Ryan Maguire commented that "Certainly, we wish Nick the very best and we certainly wish that we could have retained him, we had every intention of retaining him and were negotiating in good faith up until the time his contract expired, but he decided he wanted to take his talents elsewhere. Turnover is a part of any business, including radio, but turnover is only a bad thing if you don't use it as an opportunity to get better, which is exactly what we plan on doing, as is the case any time we make a change. This is not the first time we've had a very talented host we were very high on leave. Nick is not first to have stars in his eyes and big city dreams. We would absolutely welcome him back and no bridges were burned".

And at Nick Wright's new home Houston's Sport Radio 610 Morning Show program director Gavin Spittle said that "I appreciate you giving him a fresh chance. He's fun, he is super excited to be here and he has done some great things in Kansas City. His numbers are terrific. He was going against a heritage sports station and they were neck and neck. He's top 5 in both men 25-54 and men 18-49. He's a great guy who is excited to be a part of the community and hopefully people give him a chance."

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