Lee Rodgers is done at KSFO

Lee RodgersConservative activist Melanie Morgan – whose layoff from her long-running stint on KSFO talk radio was first reported here back in 2008 – reports today that her former co-host, morning show host Lee Rodgers, is now done, too.

Indeed, KSFO Programming Vice President Jack Swanson has a statement up on the station’s Web site welcoming Brian Sussman to the morning host’s chair in what he calls ” a very natural transition.”

“Although a lot of listeners were unaware, Lee had actually moved to Arizona many years ago and was broadcasting from his home,” Swanson wrote. “He later cut back his work schedule to only 4 days a week, which created the opportunity for Brian to become part of the show. We are grateful to Lee for his many contributions, and wish him many happy years in Arizona.”

Rodgers’ conservative diatribes often made him a target of liberal watchdog groups such as Media Matters.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.