Former Q102 afternoon co-host Laura Powell says thanks for the belly laughs.
Powell, who vanished from the WKRQ-FM airwaves in late April, won't talk about why she no longer co-hosts 3-7 p.m. with "Jon." Neither will Patti Marshall, Q102 program director.
But here's what Laura wants to say to her listeners of 11 years (2007-2018):
"I would like to say thank you to the listeners that enjoyed our afternoon show. You are family! Thanks for all the stories and the belly laughs.
"I don't know if I will continue to be on the radio. There may be another calling for me. On to the next adventure!"
As for why she left the station, Powell says: "It is true that I no longer work for Q102 FM. First, I would like to say that their parent company, Hubbard Radio, is a wonderful company. They care about the well being of their employees. I am unable to get into the details of my departure due to contractual restrictions. But, I can say I respect the station for being there whenever I needed.
"Q102 has always been innovative and successful. And as they move into their next direction, unfortunately I was not in the mix."
Marshall simply tells me: "Laura is no longer with the station. Unfortunately, we can’t discuss personnel matters. Jon remains on the air in afternoons."
So this is the best I can do for all who asked me "What happened to Laura Powell?"
Before Jon, Powell was paired with long-time Q102's Brian Douglas. When Douglas left in October 2015 after 28 years to pursue a movie set photography career, he and Powell had been No. 1 with woman ages 25-54 for four years. Douglas shot production photos for John Travolta's "Gotti," Don Cheadle's "Miles Ahead" and Zach Efron's Ted Bundy movie, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile."