It was the end of an era this week on KLOS-FM (95.5) as Mark & Brian signed off for the final time after a 25-year run.
Fans were anticipating Mark Thompson‘s departure from the morning show after he announced his retirement, but Brian Phelps was expected to remain at the station. Unfortunately, he was unable to reach a deal with Cumulus Media Inc., the parent company of KLOS.
Instead, Phelps will start a podcast with comedian Jill Whelan.
“I just felt it was time to stop,” Phelps said on Friday’s final show. “I want to take a year. And I want to kind of recharge. I might return. I don’t know. But for now, I want to leave and go have fun on a podcast with my dear friend Jill.”
Thomspon also plans on launching his own podcast with his wife and three children.
At nearly 23 years, Kevin & Bean now hold the title for the longest-running morning show in Los Angeles.