Here’s a quick recap on what they’ve been up to:
As air traffic controller, he infused the show with a frat-boy insouciance. After 99X, he pursued acting and movie production.
In mid-2004, new rock station 92.9/Dave FM gave him a morning host job with Holly Firfer. It didn't take. Two years later, he was let go. (Barnes later said he felt hamstrung by management.)
More recently, he created a soap series “High Rise, which aired on Comcast on Demand last year. Season two, he said, is set to air on WAGA-TV next year, with ten half-hour episodes.
He’s still open to radio: “I’ve had opportunities to do radio in other cities, but I don’t want to leave Atlanta. And since I’m divorced with kids, I’d hate to move elsewhere.”
On air, he pumped Morning X with wisecracks and George Costanza-esque self deprecation. As a producer, he did a lot of heavy lifting nabbing guests and prepping material.
He left 99X in 2006 over pay issues but couldn’t find a radio job for three-plus years. At one point, he hosted trivia nights at local bars.
But last summer, Dave FM paired him with fellow 99X alum Yvonne Monet.
“I’m extremely happy now,” he said. Toward the end of 99X, he said he felt old compared to its target audience. At Dave, the recently divorced Baron feels the listeners better match his lifestyle: “I love talking to people with kids and mortgages.”
On the Morning X, she was the voice of reason and referee between Baron and Barnes.
A decorated program director, Fram led 99X until its initial demise on 99.7 in early 2008.
But she quickly found a new job in New York City as program director of WRXP-FM, a new rock station which blends harder-edged oldies (AC/DC, Metallica) with current acts (Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend).
Fast-paced New York fits her workaholic ways perfectly. Like at 99X, she co-hosts mornings, works all day and attends concerts at night. “I love living in the city,” she said.
But her old station isn't far from her mind: 99X alums Decker and Steve Craig work there, too.
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