iHeartMedia Classic Hits “Big 103.7” KKSF San Francisco has announced that morning host Don Bleu will exit following his show on Friday, June 26.
Bleu has been in mornings in San Francisco since 1980. He had a 22 year run at 101.3 KIOI until moving over to KKSF at the start of 2012. Prior to coming to San Francisco he was “True Don Bleu” at KDWB Minneapolis and KHJ Los Angeles. He also hosted The Gong Show in 1988 and the Bay Area version of Evening Magazine.
Bleu’s final program will feature a look back on his 30 years in the market.
Don Bleu will end his daily San Francisco morning show on KOSF-FM (BIG 103.7) on Friday, June 26. Bleu has been in Bay Area radio for over 30 years and was inducted into the Bay Area Hall of Fame in 2007. He’s also starred in several television shows, winning an Emmy for his work on “Evening Magazine.” Bleu moved to San Francisco to take over mornings at KYUU-FM from 1981-89 and then moved to KIOI-FM for a 22-year run in wakeups. He has been anchoring mornings at KOSF-FM since 2011.
“This has been an incredible run at iHeartMedia, both Star 101.3 and Big 103.7. I am so fortunate. When I meet listeners, I’m amazed at the memories and moments they bring up. They have listened for years, their children have listened for years. As I have ended each broadcast for many years in the Bay Area, ‘Thanks for bein’ on the show,” said Bleu.
“Don Bleu has been a fixture the Bay Area radio community for decades. Beyond the years of making audiences laugh and fall in love with his authenticity, he is also credited as the inspiration for many other local and national talent. He is no different in the halls than he is on the air and our staff will miss his quick wit and warm presence,” added Market President Katie Wilcox.