Roula and Ryan


In the past week, I’ve had a plethora of comments come across my e-mail regarding my “open letter” entry (29 comments), and my entry on the state of radio in Houston (52 comments). (Post authors receive each comment via e-mail.) The vast majority of them have been about Roula and Ryan’s dismissal from KHMX. To avoid having tons of additional comments, all with the same things, being posted, here’s the latest details.

  • Roula and Ryan are still gone from KHMX and radio (perhaps they should apply at KIOL?).
  • There is an online petition calling for a boycott of Clear Channel Radio (and KHMX), and the bringing back of Roula and Ryan to the Houston airwaves.
  • Roula and Ryan have a website with continued updates regarding their out of work status. How long they’ll continue to update is anyone’s guess. Presumably until they get a new show. Currently, it appears, they want to stay in Houston; but, as with any talent, they may end up going where the money is.
  • Readers (and listeners) have been trashing KHMX, Sam Malone, et al, as well as calling for boycott’s of everything from the KHMX morning show, to all of KHMX’s programming, to all of Clear Channel’s stations, to the advertisers on KHMX.
  • There have been calls to e-mail (check above entries for addresses) Clear Channel and KHMX management with letters express distaste at the handling of the situation (please, be reasonable. No out and out “hate” mail).
  • People are generally expressing displeasure. We have yet to hear from a single Sam Malone supporter, excepting this author (and even I am not pleased with the way the hirings/firings were handled).

There you have it, the latest information in the ongoing Roula and Ryan saga. How it will turn out is anyone’s game, but I’m betting equally one two possible outcomes. 1) Roula and Ryan will leave Houston for a morning show in another city or state. 2) Roula and Ryan will be hired by a Coxen station (Cox Communications), or by Houston’s Rock Station, KIOL, although not for the morning show (perhaps afternoon drive time).

Before I even get asked, I will end this entry with an update on Michelle Fischer. Michelle expressed her reason for leaving was to be a stay-at-home mother to her child. Thus far, no information has surfaced as to her return to any Houston area station. She appears to be doing the stay-at-home routine (and who can blame her. Children raised with one parent as a stay-at-home have shown to be better adjusted and have better development than children raised where both parents work (nothing against dual-working families. I’m just relating study results)).

8 Comments so far

  1. jgil9 (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 2:27 pm

    email back about what happend @i’ll give u my comment

  2. Jim (unregistered) on November 1st, 2005 @ 7:45 pm

    I have been out of town and just tried listening this morning to find Malone on the air. For the few minitues I did listen I was unimpressed and ended up switching stations.

    The selection will not include Clear Channel until they return the humor or Roula & Ryan.

  3. Steve (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 6:29 pm

    Clear channel sucks!!!! I do not buy tickets or listen to anything involving that company.

  4. diane bohlman (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 6:08 pm

    Sam Malone sucks balls

  5. diane bohlman (unregistered) on November 11th, 2005 @ 7:13 pm

    Roula and Ryan are having a party at Senor Ritas this sunday at 4pm. I think it is in Montrose!

  6. Kimberly (unregistered) on November 16th, 2005 @ 9:06 pm

    I am so confused. I have been waking up and listening to my same radio station only to find that Sam Malone is on now!!! I do not laugh anymore listening to this station or even enjoy the station! Roula and Ryan was the reason for me switching back to listening to rock. Now, I am back with country. I refuse to listen to KHMX!!! It is NOT the same. It is dull and pitiful.

  7. Laura (unregistered) on December 27th, 2005 @ 1:44 pm


    I AM A 96.5 EVACUEE!!!!!

  8. GILBERTO (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 4:31 pm


    ITS SUCKS A_ _ !!!!!!!!!!

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