WEST PALM BEACH — The area’s radio market could look vastly different in the near future!
With the KVJ Show‘s Kevin Rolston, Virginia Sinicki and Jason Pennington likely headed to WRMF-97.9 FM as Gossip Extra first reported yesterday, the buzz in Radioland is that current WRMF morning star and long-time local personality Jennifer Ross is headed to Sunny 107.9 FM!
And that’s a homecoming of sorts: Ross made a name in the Palm Beaches and along the Treasure Coast on Sunny in the 1990s with on-air partner Kevin Kitchens, who died of a heart attack in 1999.
And Ross’ departure from Sunny in 2001 and overnight switch to WRMF made huge news in the market: A lawsuit brought by Sunny, then owned by CBS Radio, and an appeal of the $17.2 million in damages awarded to CBS lasted for 11 YEARS.
In time, Ross was fired from WRMF in 2009 then re-hired when the station was bought by West Palm Beach businessman Dean Goodman‘ Palm Beach Broadcasting two years later.
The company also bought Sunny from CBS in 2012!
“Mr. Goodman is a huge Jennifer Ross fan,” said a local radionland source. “There’s no way they’ll fire her when KVJ comes. The most logical thing is for her to end up on Sunny, where she started.”
When reached, Ross said she didn’t anything about WRMF bringing in KVJ, or any moves within Palm Beach Broadcasting.
“This is all news to me,” she said.
WRMF General Manager Elizabeth Hamma isn’t returning calls for comment.