WFXT morning show personality Doug Goudie, who is known as VB on the show, is out at the now Cox Media owned Boston FOX affiliate.
The Boston Herald reports the focus of the morning show has changed from soft to hard news after the new owners took over from FOX. Goudie told the Herald, “Their philosophy of news was very different.”
“It was nothing I could do, nothing I wanted to do, so by mutual agreement I’m no longer working at Fox 25.”
VB, whose humorous, sarcastic and oft-outraged commentaries were a regular feature of the “Fox 25 Morning News” for the past 11 years, said the new station owners “aren’t big on opinions.”
“I had a very good run and I’m very proud of what I did there,” he said. “I worked with great people.”
Many of those people have since decamped to the Left Coast after the Fox Television Stations and Cox agreed to a trade that gave Cox the Boston station and one in Memphis in exchange for two stations Fox took over in San Francisco.
As for what’s next, VB said he’s not sure except that he’s going to his daughter’s show-and-tell at her school today.
But Goudie, who got his start as Howie Carr’s foil on the radio, said he could be persuaded to return to work with Carr, who was injured in a car accident last week.
“I heard Howie’s looking for a driver,” he joked. “I’m available.”