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97.1 The Freak in Dallas Changing Format, Let Staff Go

Dallas radio station 97.1 The Freak is undergoing about programming change, less than two years after they changed to a sports-talk format, due to low ratings, according to Athlon Sports’ Richie Witt.

Per the report, an emergency meeting was held on April 26th that included the staff, and according to a source cited in the article – “The staff is going to be let go,” while another said, “We all see the writing on the wall. It could all come down today.”

The report confirmed that afternoon host Mike Rhyner, 73, along with all other hosts were let go with speculation that the station will revert back to a rock format.

The 97.1 The Freak station launched back in October 2022 and Rhymer, who had been a longtime Dallas sports radio hot on The Ticket, was the first voice broadcasting at launch.

The Ben & Skin Show released the following statement on social media later in the day.

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