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KLTY Shakes Up Morning Show

KLTY/Dallas parted with its morning show hosts John Hudson and Starlene Stringer today. 

Current afternoon host Bonnie Curry will move from afternoons to mornings in the interim, teaming with KLTY APD Jeremiah Richardson. 

Hudson & Stringer took over mornings after longtime morning host Frank Reed retired in Dec 2022. Hudson joined the KLTY morning show in Jan 2017. At that time he was with Salem Media Group nearly 18 years and was a fixture behind the scenes and on-air. He also has held roles including KLTY Production Director since 2008 and Imaging Director since 2011 as well as fill-in swing shift for mornings, mid-days and afternoons.  

An afternoon host has not been confirmed.

100 thoughts on “KLTY Shakes Up Morning Show

  • This transition has been abrupt and almost secretive. Like things are being swept under the rug. As a long time listener and supporter of the station I feel somewhat betrayed and minimized. At least for the time being I have started listening to 90.9. It would be nice to know what happened to Starlene and Hudson.

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    • I agree… something is not right and this is not the proper way to handle things.

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    • Starlene and Hudson are FAMILY!

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      • Yes!!! I miss them!

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    • I am off to 90.9 as well. Hudson and Starlene were great. Now 94.9 has enter as an untrusted station in my mind.

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    • My thoughts exactly! I love Bonnie but want to know what happened to our morning show!

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    • I agree… I’m not sure I can listen to him anymore since I were so secretive about this

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      • I like Bonnie but miss Starlene & Hudson on my morning commute! 😞

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    • Exactly my thoughts too!!! I too have stopped listening to KLTY at all.

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    • It was surprising to all of the public to see that Starlene and Hudson have been removed from KLTY and without an explanation. However, I know that we only heard them “on air” and don’t know what all went on behind the scenes. I am trying to trust that the reason we don’t know anything at this time is because it might be benefiting Starlene and Hudson to NOT share what happened. I saw that someone commented about them being family. We need to give the benefit of the doubt to KLTY on this decision and pray for all involved. We need to pray for the station as they move forward and all who work there. Satan is out to kill, steal, and destroy anyone and everyone. Let’s not fall prey to this. Let’s not point blame without having details. Let’s pray that God will work out all for His good and His glory! This is a reminder that we ALL need Jesus and are not above falling in any capacity (whether it’s the station’s leaders or the staff) I will continue to listen to KLTY, along with the other Christian stations in the area.

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      • I agree completely. I love KLTY, and it’s not my business to know all the details, but I do miss Starlene and Hudson. I love Bonnie and I’ll continue to listen, but I’m sad to have to say goodbye.

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      • Honestly, I’m angry.
        You took family away from children.

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    • Agree. Don’t like this abrupt change at all. There needs to be transparency. You lost this listener.

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  • I agree it’s not right to be kept in the dark! They were such great morning hosts!!

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    • I Also Miss Starling and Hudson’s voices in the morning show.
      Private does not necessarily mean secretive. I’ve read several comments saying that Hudson and Starlene Are Family. I agree. So in this time of uncertainty. I’ve decided to trust my family. Until I have a reason not to. I will be praying for starlene and Hudson also for KLTY. The only one that really needs to know right now is God. So I’m putting it in Gods hands and trusting him to let me know anything I need to know. Change is always a little bit scary however , No Panic necessary. I will remain loyal to KLTY. They are my family!

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  • This makes me very sad. This was my favorite way to start the morning and I loved listening to Star and Hudson. I’d like to know what happened.

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  • Starlene and Hudson were such a blessing! I think the public deserves to know why they were abruptly removed. Bad decision!! Their personalities were such a blessing to so many. I will be looking for another radio station

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  • Wow! I really like Bonnie, but what happened to Hudson and Starlene? No warning .

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    • Agree. I pray all is well.

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  • I was disappointed this morning not to hear Starlene and Hudson! They are both such a blessing and an awesome way to start my day. So sudden and secretive – odd for a Christian station.

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    • I thought I was on the wrong station!!!!!

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  • We are so sad to hear this! We love Hudson and Starlene, and deserve to know what is going on. As long time listeners, the way they are doing whatever they are doing, is wrong!

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  • I was so surprised this morning as in headed to my church for VBS not to hear z Hudson and Starlene. I have so enjoyed listening to them each morning. Why was such an abrupt change made? We listeners deserve some type of explanation.

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  • This was a shock for me this morning. Starlene & Hudson have been my morning routine for way too long for them to just disappear. Absolutely nothing against Bonnie, but I may have to rethink what station I listen to if KLTY treats such an amazing morning team like they did.

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  • This makes me very sad. They are both such a blessing – I think it’s a very bad decision on the Station’s Part and the listeners deserve answers! This was my favorite way to start the morning!

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  • This is terrible! Ya’ll made a huge mistake! Will not be listening anymore!

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  • I can’t stand to think KLTY treats its employees like that. I always enjoyed listening to Starlene and Hudson.

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  • I’m very upset about this. I have been listening for a long time. Sharlene and Hudson has been there through a lot of my joyous occasions. I called the station when each of my sons graduated, and they celebrated along with us. They are my family I bring with me to work every day. This is a sad day for me but I KNOW God has opened another BIGGER AND BETTER door for both of them.

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  • I’m very upset by this. I have listened to KLTY for years. This seems very unfair to Stalene and Hudson and their fans. No reason no warning just gone.

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  • I am a long time listener as well, when my husband was sick I found this station. I truly enjoyed listening to at that time Frank, Starlene, and Hudson. They got me though some very sad and tough times. Sad when Frank retried but I still can hear him early morning. Starlene and Hudson ever missed a beat, they made me laugh and filled my day with joy. I forgot all about my problems. I also love too heard all the kids call in to just say hello. The words of wisdom and tips from other listeners who would call in.
    Please help me to understand this very BIG MISTAKE this station has made.

    I feel so lost now and still in shock, my radio was “NEVER off. Now it’s gone silent, I never would have thought in a million years that “SATAN” would slither his way into a Christian radio station. I called out a SOS too Jesus for help! No worries there He sent me to a new station 90.9.

    Its so very sad, this world has gone completely mad. And that only means one thing
    ” He’s Coming Soon”. Peace out😢

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  • I know life goes on but we should know at least some details.

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  • Would like to know what happened as well, love them in the mornings they were family. Hudson’s 3 truths I looked forward to on the daily.

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    • I am very disappointed to hear about the changes to the morning show. Bonnie and Jeremiah are missing something that Hudson and starlene had that made my long commute to work enjoyable. The story about the princess and the frog with all the sound effects was not funny. Hudson three truths made me think about my own life and where I need to improve. It made a difference.

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      • Yeah, chemistry!

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  • Yes really sad. Totally switch stations not impressed with what I heard this morning. Not the same.

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  • Very sad to learn of this and change is hard. So why all the secrecy let us know they are coming back. Soon ugh 101 is good

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  • I am a long time listener as well and was shocked when the radio came on this morning. You have made a big mistake! Will change to another station after listening for as long as y’all have been in the air. So sad and very disappointed in this station.

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  • Can’t believe they are gone so suddenly! I have been a KLTY morning listener since the 90’s. Accepted the DJ changes along the way but this was too much. You’re loosing a long time listener!

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  • I am very disappointed to hear about the changes to the morning show. Bonnie and Jeremiah are missing something that Hudson and starlene had that made my long commute to work enjoyable. The story about the princess and the frog with all the sound effects was not funny. Hudson three truths made me think about my own life and where I need to improve. It made a difference.

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  • I have been a KLTY Listener since 1988.
    Missing Starlene and Hudson this morning. Hopefully this is just temporary. Can’t believe this station would not be honest and transparent with their listeners. I love the 3 truths, the relationship that Star and Hudson have! Bring them BACK!

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  • Love Bonnie but why the sudden shake up and where is Starlene and Hudson ? Surprised when I didn’t hear them on my way to work. So sad 😞.

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  • This is not the first time KLTY just pull’s beloved people without any word. As if they didn’t exist at all. It would be nice and acknowledge there is a change and we wish them the best of luck. KLTY just ghost them, so disappointed

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  • This is not the first time KLTY just pull’s beloved people without any word. As if they didn’t exist at all. It would be nice and acknowledge there is a change and we wish them the best of luck. KLTY just ghost them, so disappointed

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  • Sad, wrong, did this dirty, I had a really bad day just after I turned on the radio. As a long time listener I feel that we should have heard goodbyes. It just goes to show big corporate doesn’t have a place in Christian radio.
    By Hudson and Starlene. I’m sure we’ll find you on the internet radio somewhere

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  • So disappointed that Starlene and Hudson are no longer with KLTY. I’ve been a listener of KLTY since its inception and it’s has changes in the past but this change is not a good one for me. I will have to look elsewhere to listen to Christian music.

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  • So very upset that Hudson and Starlene are gone without explanation! They made this radio station successful! They were such a blessing every morning!

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  • I AM ASKING EVERYONE TO PUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF ENERGY YOU PUT INTO CALLING IN FOR THE SECRET SOUND TO CALL THE RADIO STATION OR POST ON THIS SITE TO BRING STARLENE AND HUDSON BACK!!!! THANKS

    I love Bonnie and Jeremiah btw. But I want them to stay on my commute home

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    • Get this. I did some research just now. With of their jobs are hiring. SMH! WOW!!

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  • My heart is broken. I thought I was on the wrong station!!!!!!

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  • Can’t believe KLTY did this so abruptly. I will go try out 90.9. Will miss Hudson’s 3 truths in the morning. They were so much encouragement in the morning.

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  • I’m in total shock that Sharlene & Hudson weren’t on this morning. I pray that the decision was made with Christ in mind. Just know they were my go to! People those of us that claim Christianity must do right by all people!

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  • KLTY you didn’t do right and I see a lot of comments of very upset people and with good reason. I was also shocked to not hear Sharlene and Hudson in the morning, but was more shocked that nothing has been said. It seems to me that even Bonnie and Jeremiah aren’t even doing much talking and playing a lot of music because they have been thrown into a bad situation. The station needs to do better and not just dismiss everything.

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  • I am in shock all my stations are set on 94.9 I love Hudson and Starlene… this is not acceptable!!!!! I just changed my station to 90.9 not to bad :)…. Shame on u KLTY… God don’t like ugly

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  • I have listened to KLTY since I was 18. I’m 52 now. I am now changing the station I listen to. I have never been so disappointed in a radio station. Starline and Hudson was with me every morning going to work. I am not going to listen to Bony and Jeremiah. They are totally different. Looks like y’all have lost a lot of long time listeners KLTY. Keep going this way and y’all will end up selling out

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  • Things change, but this is not the way to do it . I’m disappointed in you KLTY. There should have been good byes and some sort of explanation and transition. I will be searching for a new station.

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  • I was shocked and surprised of the absence of Starlene and Hudson. I pray that God will keep them in his Perfect peace. Whatever the reason behind the change, I can only hope that God will intervene. I have been a long time listener from the days of Frank. God keep Starlene and Hudson.

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  • After twenty years of listening to KLTY, I am changing the station. It is completely wrong to take away Starlene and Hudson without explanation. I thought Bonnie and Jeremiah were filling in this week while Starlene and Hudson were on vacation, but if they are not coming back, neither am I. If anyone knows what station, if any, they are moving to, please comment so I can listen to them elsewhere. Bad move KLTY. I’m sure you have lost many long time listeners due to this.

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  • So very sad! I listened to KLTY every morning…really every time I’m in the car! Hudson & Stringer were the perfect team! ALWAYS encouraging! I had to google, after getting to work, what’s happened. No answers…it truly is like we’ve lost long time friends and family members. I just pray that our comments will uplift them in some small way as they’ve uplifted all of us for so long. Like others, I will be searching for a different station knowing that there is not a show as good as what we’ve enjoyed. The care and love they put into everything will be unmatched.

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  • After twenty years of listening to KLTY, I am changing the station. It is completely wrong to take away Starlene and Hudson without explanation. I thought Bonnie and Jeremiah were filling in this week while Starlene and Hudson were on vacation, but if they are not coming back, neither am I. If anyone knows what station, if any, they are moving to, please comment so I can listen to them elsewhere. Bad move KLTY. I’m sure you have lost many long time listeners due to this.

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  • Bonnie seems nice but not as positive or energetic as Huson and Starlene BAD move. I will importantly have to look for other station to listen to

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  • What happened
    Why
    They were the reason I listed in the morning

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  • Sad to hear the wrong and evil that has been done to this Christian station. My days are just not the same, but things do change and I too will move on. I wish Starlene and Hudson the very best life will and can offer. Sometimes it’s the will of God to move His children on to help others. KLTY can put a butt in the seat, but they can’t recreate good God fearing family people that brighten your day with laughter.

    Hope and pray the talking HEADS that made this crazy decision at least had a come to Jesus meeting. After all it is His station, you just have the privilege of using His gift for the good! God bless…..

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  • I was also shocked by the abrupt change! I actually like Bonnie by herself and wondered why y’all added a side kick in the afternoons… (nothing against you Jeremiah.) I guess you were getting ready for this change behind the scenes! If Starlene and Hudson wanted more money or a change in schedule, they are worth it! They are a radio host match made in Heaven and cannot be replaced! Their chemistry and show prepared their listeners for a day full of hope, love and strength through Jesus. I am hoping and praying KLTY management will have a come to Jesus moment and rethink their decision to cut ties with Starlene and Hudson. Your listener family deserves more than you gave us. Thank you Bonnie and Jeremiah for all of your efforts to step into the big shoes that were left before you! Please keep adjusting and trying to get to the version of you your listeners are searching for. God bless you Bonnie and Jeremiah! And to Starlene and Hudson, we miss you dearly and are holding out hope that you will be able to continue your blessed teamwork! Sending Love, prayers and hugs!

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  • We are long time listeners and KLTY should know this was not done correctly. There was no advanced warning to listeners. We will change to 101.7 or KCBI. The new people cannot fill those big shoes of Starleen and Hudson even though they are good commentators. The problem lies in the secrecy and abruptness. Why did KLTY think it necessary to do this. The ratings for the show were great. So inappropriate! Where are they now! Were they part of KLTYs decision? Goodbye KLTY!!!

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  • Yes 100% put same energy so they can be brought back. Bonnie is great in the afternoon but we love Star and Hudson in the morning. They make my day. Please bring them back.

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  • I am very upset that Star and Hudson are gone from KLTY. They were the best. I listened every morning. It’s just not the same, not sure I will listen anymore. Nothing was ever mentioned. Not right to leave your listeners in the dark!!!

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  • So sad and very disappointed for a moment I thought someone switched my car channels, Bonnie is awesome but I kind of had that morning connection with Star and Hudson. We as listeners we deserve answers from the management, what a bad decision.

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  • I am in shock. I turned on my radio yesterday morning and Star and Hudson were not on. I checked to make sure I was on the correct station..
    I am / was a long time listener. Each morning was brightened by Star and Hudson!!
    This is a bad move KLTY, you need to BRING THEM BACK!!
    Until that time, I will not be listening to KLTY, nor will I listen to any other station owned by the same company.
    Might be time to go to Satellite Radio.

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  • Is KLTY going WOKE? Christian people are who we need more of.
    Starlene and Hudson made a connection with the people they
    came in contact on their show. They loved people. They are so
    inspirational and uplifting. Very bad decision.
    As of today, I am switching to 90.9
    How sad, that in these troubled times, you take away people
    that Love the Lord and are an example to a better way to
    get through to listeners to get to know the Lord.

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  • What’s all the secrecy and abruptness??

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  • And SERIOUSLY?? You removed ALL of the 3 truths from the page??? Those are a,tremendous blessing each day!! Good luck with your fundraising ti stay on the air! I’m OUT

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  • I echo all the comments above. KLTY – you may have just shot yourself in the foot!

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  • I can’t believe that starlenne and Hudson are gone. I was very sad going to work today. This happened before with Perry revis and Lauren litner , no explanation,just gone. Sooo sad. This time I will stop listening after 28 plus years, unless I get an explanation from the station. I will keep searching for a reason givien. Sooo sad. Felt betray and sick all day. Bonnie I love you too, but they might do the same thing to you soon. They did it to them, no one is safe.

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  • I’m very shock that this has happened! I have listened to KLTY for years and have enjoyed it until here lately! Some of your ads aren’t what I would consider a Christian station should be backing! Now this shame on whom ever thought this was a good ideal and change! You haven’t lost me as a listener but donating for Christmas for people in need!! I will find some other place to donate! You have disappointed many fans I hope you ask for forgiveness! Thank you to those that have suggested a new station!! I am joyfully listening to 90.9 now!!

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  • Starlene and Hudson were the best, tell producer Bailey they messed up
    They were such a blessing and my morning
    Y’all have messed up big time
    What’s that other Christian station, oh yeah, KCBI

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  • I have been listening to KLTY for a while now I was sad when Frank left and now I’m sad Starline and Hudson are not on The Morning Show I like Bonnie I like listening to Her but Star And Hudson are like family like that warm blanket, but it’s your choice. I don’t change, but I know things have to change Good luck to Star and Hudson I’ll miss you

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    • Totally agree. This is not fair to keep us in the dark. I turned on the radio yesterday morning and was shocked! Starlene and John – we miss you and love you always!

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  • Such a shock!😢😢why did this happen? Loved Starlene and Hudson. We should be given a reason. I have listened to KLTY for a long time and we should know the reason for such an abrupt change. Love Bonnie, but the morning show will not be the same.

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  • There is a place on the KYTY webpage to send an email. I just sent mine. Subject title: BRING BACK STARLENE AND HUDSON!! I hope others will do this also!!

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  • Bad decision KLTY!!! Starling and Hudson were great together and can’t anybody replace that. Nothing against Bonnie and Jeremiah , but I have not enjoyed the show since they took over. The big question is why was this handled this way. So secretive and no explanation. We the longtime fans and listeners deserve an explanation. Please bring Starling and Hudson back.

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  • I need back Starlene and Hudson. Throws my entire day off. I looked forward to listening to them in the morning. I guess 90.9 here I come as well. So very sad!!!

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  • Bring back Sharlene and Hudson. What was this station thinking? Obviously not about their listeners. So listeners should show them the same disrespect.

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  • I’ve listened to KLTY since 1989 after moving here from California. At that time the station survived on donations from the community. I’ve seen the transition over the years and am also shocked to see the sudden change. I too however believe that this should be left on God’s hands and until I hear otherwise will trust in Him. It looks as though my son was the last Hudson’s Hero to be recognized.

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  • Was very surprised this morning when I turned in the radio.

    Thought it was weird when I Jeremiah was added to Bonnie’s afternoon show but didn’t see this change coming.

    Really will miss Hudson and Starlene’s voices in the morning.

    I just pray that they are comfortable with this move.

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  • I went on vacation for a few days and came back to no Starlene and Hudson and no Hudson’s daily truth that I live for every day! They were the only reason why I listened to KLTY! I will no longer be giving KLTY my support!
    If they turn, I will be back.

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  • I went on vacation and came back to this huge change. I presumed I missed the goodbyes and was very sad. It was a huge shock to find out there was no goodbyes and no explanation. This is a huge mistake by KLTY and I will be looking for a new station to listen to on my morning commute.

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    • there were no goodbyes!!

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  • I have been a long time listener of KLTY. I am shocked that Starlene and Hudson just left, without explanation from the KLTY management. I trully enjoyed listening to them every morning. You blessed and uplifted my soul! You will be missed dearly. Will be praying for both of you and your families that you get other wonderful jobs soon.

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  • Been listening to KLTY for years. Lived in Dallas, turned the dial to Christian radio in 1997, never turned it away. KLTY has done this before, with someone leading the ratings. Andi (Andrea) Jaxson around 2017 or so. She was the leader in night-time ratings, then gone in one day. Strange. Never saw an explanation from either party.

    I moved to Amarillo many years ago. Frank & Starlene, then Frank, Starlene & Hudson, then Starlene & Hudson have been my connection back to Dallas. I like Bonnie Curry, but it’s a change I’m not sure I can handle and still listen to KLTY in the mornings.

    I will say, since they are both gone at the same time, it almost sounds like they are taking their talents to another station. We’ll see. I’ll be looking.

    KLTY used to be family owned. Not anymore. Just corporate now. Going to try some other Dallas stations to keep my connection back to Dallas, or listen to Grace Radio in Amarillo.

    There’s always at least two sides to every story. Problem is, we don’t know either!

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    • I am sure this was not punitive. It was most likely about money. Everything always is! It may be a Christian radio station, but I don’t know that the owner or the stakeholders aren’t more concerned about money, than they are listeners. It is such a shame they are losing so many listeners and I am one of them. I just wish whatever the problem was, they would have extended grace. 🙏🏼

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  • Get this. I did some research just now. KLTY is hiring for both of their jobs. SMH! WOW!! UNREAL!!

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  • Starlene and Hudson bring light and joy to weekday mornings. It’s a disgrace what KLTY has done to their loyal listeners. We will miss this greatly! So very sad and unnecessary to do this!

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  • KLTY ,Hudson and Starlene are very loved! We miss them!! Have listened to your radio station for 30 plus years. Have always enjoyed Bonnie in the afternoons and I am sure this is hard for Bonnie and Jeremiah to come in during the uncertainty. Praying for all. Wish you would bring them back.

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  • My drive into work seems so redundant now……they should have been given one final send off show after being there for as long as they have….

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  • Dealt with this kind of “on the chopping block”, corporate BS. It’s usually about liability and CYA.
    Businesses don’t treat people as people. They are a commodity.
    As far as liability, I can’t think of anything they might have said or done, but I don’t listen every minute.

    That being said, There are many listeners who are emotionally and psychologically dependent upon that morning show, and they have hurt alot of people.
    A “letdown easy” approach and some sort of prep would’ve been a lot more intelligent, and also more human.

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  • I have been listening to KCBI 90.9 this week. It’s nice, but its not the same. All I can do is keep Starlene, Hudson, and their families in my prayers. I pray that our Father will bless them as richly as they blessed us every morning!

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