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January 11, 2013

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jackie

That's a lie from the company. Being asked to step down is being fired. They have replaced her with some young hot chick. Sounds like age and gender discrimination to me as none of the men were asked to step down though some are about the same age as Teresa.

Willard Shmekel

I used to watch KFOX morning news regularly but just could no longer tolerate Kandolite Flores, so I switched to KVIA. I really hope Kandolite will do well in her new job. Martina Valverde did a fine job at KFOX, and I also hope and trust she will do well. As for KLAQ, it has always lacked class, so I'm not surprised that management is lying about the woman wanting to leave.

NRB

You could tell by the statement she read online, the fact that nobody mentioned anything else about it the during the show, not giving her a proper send off and because of the swiftness of her leaving that it wasn't amicable. If that is the reason they gave for letting her go, that is 100% age discrimination. They must be replacing her with that local computer girl that has been hanging around. Buzz and Duke aren't exactly spring chickens either. If they want to appeal to a younger audience, they need to stop playing these 25-30 year old songs!

Bibuloussot

It's sad how it happened. If they wanted to appeal to younger audiences, they should have changed the whole morning show. Clearly, it was age discrimination.
What I don't understand is that they were already the number one station in El Paso. They had a good morning show and we listened to them because they were funny, smart, and insightful, not because they were hot because they are far from being hot.
Now they'll base their credibility on hotness, instead of intelligence.
Good-bye Teresa, you will be missed!

Tillzen

El Paso likes to think itself big time as if our local "stars" could ever by making it here might make it anywhere. KLAQ's morning show and Ms. Valverde are prime examples of this. Neither could succeed anywhere but here. The KLAQ morning show is a pathetic pastiche of lowered bar hackery. Their only bright spot was Ms. Provencio who brought a touch of humanity to a show that featured mean-spirited lowered-bar clowning endless day in and endless day out. Ms. Flores however (like Ms. Provencio) could have been a talent anywhere and will be missed too. Far too often, media management here fails to be bold enough to keep and honor female talent and Ms. Flores should be "Exhibit A". She could have carried a morning show had her managers been bold enough to try. The El Paso market is growing and becoming more sophisticated but until we expect more from our media we will get less from talent-less ownership that chooses profitable mimicry over innovation 23-7. Hacks hide in plain site here and offer viewers drive-through fast food which they devour as if hot, greasy and disposable is all we can aspire to in a market that more often than not is merely "palookaville".

Pascal Fortran

She has a face for radio, and the personality of toast. Good riddens!

Nitchy Ipples

If anyone should be asked to step down it should be Buzz, he is just annoying. I'm glad they are heading in a different direction, kinda got tired of listening to rock bands that my dad saw in concert when he was young. KLAQ also needs to do away with all their radio skits which for some reason they think are funny, THEY SUCK !!!

Gv

To appeal to a younger audience?? Do they think only young people listen to the radio? Teresa brought balance to the morning show. She deserved a respectful send off.

Pascal Fortran

Teresa made scratches to a chalkboard - tolerable.

She and the morning show will be better off, but I like the way she's playing the age discrimination and physical appeal cards. Posturing for a settlement and unemployment is wise in her predicament.

What I don't get is why she picked this profession, knowing self-image is important, especially for women. She's rude-n-crude, & not a particularly handsome woman. I'm shocked she lasted as long as she did.

She should thank the KLAQ morning show for tolerating her, as she could've only succeeded in this format with her comments and attitude. Just a nasty person!

jackie

I think this is gender and age discrimination. The older men on the air can stay but the oldest female is fired. Those older men make fools of themselves by talking about and posting boobs, porn stars and other sleezy young women who are young enough to be their daughters or granddaughters. They come off as old geezer letches to anyone under 35. KLAQ should be ashamed at firing Teresa because of age. Brad and others have aged out of their own audience demographic.

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