KPLZ tosses Moug and Angie; Bellingham sportscaster dies

It’s about damn time.
The braintrust at Star 101.5 have finally decided that the miserable morning show hosted by John Moug and Angie Parker was DOA and have replaced that morning zoo with longtime KPLZ personalities Curt Kruse and Jen Pirak. What took Lotus so long to come to their senses? Book after book of low ratings may have finally driven home the point.
Moug and Angie, a duo straight out of Boise, premiered on KPLZ in January 2022. It floundered for 18 months. (GO LOCAL, Lotus.)
This may also be a lesson for stations voice-tracking program hosts from out-of-town.

Sportscaster and sports talk show host Mark Scholten has died.
The broadcaster, who was well known from more than 30 years on Bellingham radio, was found dead of natural causes in his apartment on Monday, August 14. Scholten began his radio career in 1992 and co-hosted sports talk show The Zone for decades on both KGMI and KPUG. Mark Scholten was 54. (

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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7 thoughts on “KPLZ tosses Moug and Angie; Bellingham sportscaster dies

  1. Moug,
    Show up! I’ll buy you the beer of your choice! Some really great people will be there. I personally look forward to meeting you. One of the greatest, if not the greatest radio personality’s of all time took piles of ####! You know who I mean. Don’t let the torpedoes sink you. I’ll be there about 3:30pm. It might even help in your job search! Hope to meet you!
    Paul Thompson

  2. Teaching ‘old farts’ new tricks doesn’t sound like the most productive way to spend a Saturday while I’m actively looking for a gig. Don’t know much about radio in Walla Walla but I have heard some great radio stations in Yakima so I hardly take that as an insult. I will say… I was looking through a few articles and it seems that much of the content on this site is just sort of negative and crapping on other people who are making moves. Have a Snickers… There are some great people in radio and tv in the PNW! Obviously my show was not your cup of tea (and that’s totally fair, we were not targeting you by any account), but maybe give a little grace to people instead of judging them so harshly? Or don’t, I just realized I’m no longer invested. Best to you!

    1. Not all reviews are positive. Many of the great radio and tv performers have been showcased and supported here. The great ones. There is negativity here also. We don’t apologize for offending anyone’s sensibilities. Grow a pair. Not everyone likes you. Not everyone gets a trophy.

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