One of Wisconsin’s most popular morning radio teams is breaking up. On Thursday’s show, “Fish” Calloway of the popular Madison-born morning team of “Connie & Fish” on WZEE/FM 104.1 (“Z104”) announced he was leaving the show, and leaving radio altogether.
Friday’s show will be his last day on the air.
“While we are sad to see him go, the staff and especially Connie wish him absolutely the best and support his decision to try something new in his career,” Jeff Tyler, Clear Channel-Madison vice president, said in a press release. “It’s something I think all of us have considered at one time or another and wished we had acted on.”
The duo started working together on a station in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1999 and jumped to Madison’s Top 40 station Z104 the following year. Since then zany antics and celebrity guests proved a ratings bonanza for the station.
In September 2008, the duo relocated to Milwaukee to pursue plans for statewide syndication and were simulcast in both Madison and Milwaukee. The Milwaukee station they were on, 97.3 FM “The Brew,” announced this week that it was changing formats, and a decision on what would happen to the morning show was still pending.
“Connie has been an incredible partner and friend,” Calloway said in the press release. “We will always be more than just two voices on the radio. We have shared a lot of ourselves with our listeners and each other.”
The station said that Connie will stay on the air and will start auditioning new potential co-hosts beginning on Monday.