You probably have no idea who Valerie Smaldone is but you definitely know her voice. She's been the midday host on New York's ratings & revenue behemoth WLTW 106.7 Lite FM for the past, oh, 700 years.
Chances are you, like I, have had many a root canal, cab ride and haircut cozying up to the warm, flickering flame that is/was Valerie Smaldone's voice.
Apparently Clear Channel couldn't reach an agreement on a new contract for the smald one. This was probably done on purpose to force her out of there for whatever reason as CC has been "restructuring" for the past few years.
No one talked up a Michael McDonald record like Valerie Smaldone.
The world of unobtrusive music will never be the same. This is like 9/11 for AC radio lovers.
O, Silly Valerie doing her best Edie Brickell