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Exclusive: Elle Duncan moving to V-103’s Frank & Wanda morning show

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Elle Duncan, the V-103 mid-day host the past 16 months, is moving to the Frank and Wanda show starting June 14.

Entertainment correspondent/sidekick Miss Sophia recently ended his/her run there after four-plus years. Duncan will do some entertainment but will also provide more insight into sports, something she really enjoys and has been lacking on the morning show, said V-103 General Manager Rick Caffey.

She will also do the pre-game report for the Falcons, which airs on sister station 92.9/Dave FM.

“I’m really honored they even thought of me, that they appreciate what I’ve been doing,” she said.

Duncan, at age 27, will also inject a much younger viewpoint into a show with two leads in their 40s.

“I’m someone dealing with the ups and downs of navigating her mid-to-late 20s, figuring out what they want,” she said.

Is Elle Duncan a good addition for Frank and Wanda?

  • Yes! She'll give the show a fresh, youthful edge
  • No! Given what I've heard so far, not a plus

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A McEachern High School grad (along with Hawks player Josh Smith), Duncan started seven years ago with the 2 Live Stews on 790/The Zone as an intern. After a year, at age 21, she became a traffic reporter and sidekick on the Ryan Cameron afternoon show. In late 2008, she took over for Porsche Foxx in mid days. Caffey dubs her a “rising star.”

Duncan said working mid-days on her own has helped her hone her skills after years working under Cameron, a “legend.”

“The great thing about going to mornings is the interaction. They have such a great dynamic,” she said.

As the poll on this blog indicates, she has fans and foes.

Duncan said she shrugs it off. “You’d drive yourself crazy basing your decisions on what people say on a blog,” she said. “People who know me and work with me every day know I work hard. I try to be respectful. I try to be a good employee and play my role and try to get better. I have a bit of a thick skin. I’ve been on Web sites that posted my picture and someone says I can’t be 27 years old because I have ‘old’ knees.”

“I love what I do,” she continued. “End of story!”

Who would make a good in-house replacement for Elle Duncan mid-days?

  • Ramona DeBreaux
  • Sytonnia
  • Bubby Love
  • Osei
  • Shay Moore
  • Someone else

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Caffey said they have three or four in-house candidates to replace Duncan at mid days. The most obvious one would be Ramona DeBreaux, the V-103 traffic gal who used to do mid days on Hot 107.9. Caffey said it will be a couple of months before a full-time replacement for Duncan is named. For now, he will swap different people in and out, probably in test run mode.

Some folks on this blog think this is a demotion. Even though she is going to be a third wheel, being on a morning show is in many ways more prestigious than doing a mid-day solo post. There are more people listening during the mornings and revenues are higher since stations usually run more ads than they do mid-day.

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