Carson Daly Exits KAMP Los Angeles

97.1 Amp Radio KAMP Los AngelesCarson Daly will continue to host his syndicated “Daly Download” program for CBS Radio with his exit from 97.1 KAMP.

CBS released the following statement regarding his exit:

“Carson is a valued member of CBS RADIO and we support and appreciate the difficult decision he made to strike the right balance for him and his family. While mornings on 97.1 AMP/ Los Angeles are no longer possible, we are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship around his highly successful, syndicated weekend countdown show, “Daly Download,” and look forward to other creative collaborations in the future.”

Original Report 7/27: Carson Daly has exited his morning show at CBS Radio CHR “97.1 Amp Radio” KAMP Los Angeles effective immediately.

Daly has hosted mornings at the station since January 2010 and will continue with his duties at NBC including hosting The Voice, Last Call with Carson Daly, and the Today Show. Daly states that the decision was his in order to spend more time with his family. No word yet on the status of his weekly syndicated “Daly Download” countdown show.

Daly released the following statement regarding his departure, which follows a programming restructuring at the CBS Los Angeles cluster yesterday:

I’ve made the decision that something has to give with all of these jobs and the truth is, the reason I’m going to stop doing radio for now — and I love radio, it’s what I’ve always done — and this is the honest-to-god truth, is that I just want to have breakfast with my kids.

Radio is where I feel most myself and most comfortable. It’s the thing I’ve done since I [was] 18. It’s really all that I am. I’m a radio DJ. I’m really nothing else. All this other stuff comes and goes, but this is it for me. This is the only thing I know how to do. It’s the only thing I’m semi-good at!

CBS, by the way, these people here at this radio station are my family. For me to be on every morning in my hometown, to be able to talk to you guys, it’s literally been the greatest.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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