From a press release:
“Darren has been a valued member of the Sports Zone for many years and the decision to part ways was not an easy one,” WGFX general manager Hunter Rice said in a statement. “We appreciate everything Darren has done during his time on the Zone and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
So, it seems like it was all financially motivated, which seems weird considering they kept all the other shows intact. Why Darren? Why not get rid of other local programming and keep him on since that is the cornerstone show of the station? Not that I want that but I am just trying to understand their reasoning.