“Wakin’ Up With the Wolf” Cancelled at WDST-FM

January 18th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg
Bob Wolf

Bob Wolf

The revived radio career of Robert Wulhfeld, aka morning radio DJ Bob Wolf, didn’t last very long…

After a dozen years on the Capital Region airwaves, his “Wakin’ Up With the Wolf” show was cancelled at Albany’s PYX-106 last February.

But earlier this month Woodstock-based radio station WDST-FM (aka Radio Woodstock) announced that they had hired Wolf as their morning DJ, and “Wakin’ Up With the Wolf” returned to the airwaves on Monday, January 7.

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But it came to a rather abrupt halt on Thursday – after less than two weeks on the air – when WDST pulled the plug on Wolf’s radio show, too.

In a Facebook post on Thursday (January 17), WDST owner-president Gary Chetkof wrote:

“Dear Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST Listeners,

Thank you so much for your feedback about our new morning show with The Wolf. We decided that we need to listen to all of you, so we have officially ended Wakin’ Up With The Wolf.

We are humbled by your passion for what Radio Woodstock stands for and we are committed to remain true to those ideals… and to stand by our slogan ‘It’s About the Music.'”

Bob Wolf (aka Robert Wuhlfeld) also weighed in on his Facebook page yesterday:

“Guys I wanted you to be the first to know I am no longer with WDST I love the people there and the station but Gary the station owner and I both agreed I was not a good fit. My style of humor and the things I do best were not going to work with what WDST is known for. It was a very friendly parting and I hope to work with Gary on some other projects in the future. I want to thank Jimmy Buff, Stan, Ike and everyone at DST you guys were so great. I will post more information on where i’m going to be next ASAP. So exciting stuff coming up.”

Stay tuned for the next chapter…

3 thoughts on ““Wakin’ Up With the Wolf” Cancelled at WDST-FM”

  1. Bob Buckley says:

    I listened Thursday morning, actually…Not a good fit at all. I was suprised ‘DST went with Bob in the first place. I met Bob a couple times many years ago. Nice guy for the most part. I’m sorry for him that didn’t work out, but thankful that ‘DST pulled the plug for the sake of the station.

  2. R Millis says:

    I was baffled as to the move — and (quite honestly) terribly disappointed to hear of the plan. Apparently, I was not alone in that thinking.

    A good move of “cutting losses” by all involved. Assuming we are not hearing happy-spin from the actors, they all seem to be going about it in a classy and dignified way, as well. Kudos .

  3. J Hunter says:

    Having gotten the axe in that industry more than once, I’m sorry things didn’t work out for Bob. That said, props to DST management for listening to its audience. Way too many GMs in my past would have said, “Fuck ’em! It’s MY station, so I know best! Besides, as long as the advertisers are happy, who cares?” Good luck to Bob, and good luck to DST in whatever move they make with AM Drive next.

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