"The show will continue just as it is. Mike Rapp will solo," Meyer said of the current-events talk format that also features Betsy Bruce with news cut-ins. "It's in capable hands. I'm doing this on my own volition. It wasn't suggested to me at all. I told my managers earlier in the year that I wanted to devote more time to myself. I'm a year-plus out of heart surgery. I'm a healthy guy; I wanted to spend more time with myself. I wanted more time with my family."
Meyer seriously considered leaving the station--and the business--altogether, but was convinced by Citadel brass to remain on board.
"It's not unusual for me to put in 10- to 12-hour days straight, without going to lunch," Meyer said. "I just wanted to be able to lead a more structured life in terms of life versus work. My managers were very thoughtful, good people and wanted to accommodate that. They gave me some options. I got to choose. I'm very appreciative about the fact I can dedicate myself full-time to programming the radio station without having to do the wake-up-at-3-in-the-morning thing."
KVOA ADDS SCHULERLocal NBC affiliate KVOA Channel 4 has added Quinn Schuler as a general-assignment reporter.
Schuler is a Phoenix native who made the move after a stint with the CBS outlet in Lincoln, Neb.
"I am thrilled with the addition of Quinn to the News 4 staff," said KVOA news director Kathleen Choal. "Since she is from Arizona, she is very familiar with the issues facing our community."
Schuler attended high school in Phoenix and earned a degree in broadcasting from Arizona State University. She also interned at KSAZ Channel 10 in Phoenix during her college days.
CLEVELAND MOVES TO TUCSONKVOA's news-media partner, Belo-owned KMSB Channel 11, has made a new general-reporting hire as well.
The local Fox affiliate nabbed Delane Cleveland from KOTA TV in Rapid City, S.D. Cleveland's two-year stint there included reporting and anchoring duties.
The University of Minnesota graduate is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. He begins at KMSB on Aug. 28 and replaces Ryan O'Donnell, who has accepted a reporting position in San Antonio, Texas.