Beth Davis leaving morning radio show

Posted Online: Nov. 10, 2013, 6:43 pm
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John Marx, jmarx@qconline.com
Elizabeth "Beth Davis" Machael, the longtime news anchor and producer of The Dwyer & Michaels' Morning Show on radio station 97X, will work her last show today.

Ms. Davis has been part of the area's top FM radio show for 10 years, including when the show left local station Q106.5 and returned to where to began 20 years ago, on station 97X. Recently, 97X was part of a multistation purchase deal earlier this year between Cumulus and Town Square Media.

A Facebook message to Ms. Davis on Sunday for comment, was not returned.

Greg Dwyer, co-host along with Bill Michaels of the Dwyer & Michaels Show, said in a text message regarding his friend and longtime news anchor's status: "She is pursuing other opportunities. ... Almost irreplaceable. Something tells me she will be running her own gym soon.''
Ms. Davis, for many years, has been serving clients as a part-time personal trainer and consultant.

Ms. Davis, a graduate of Iowa State University, began her local radio career at AM 1420 WOC. A fitness enthusiast, Ms. Davis has competed in a variety of fitness events locally for several years.

With her on-air personality and skills as a producer, she fit right in and helped the Dwyer & Michaels' Show to some of its best ratings ever, including an unprecedented 30 share among male demographics. She made the move with Dwyer and Michaels to Cumulus' 97X at the end of 2007.

No plans for a fill-in for Ms. Davis have been made, and her contributions according to Mr. Dwyer will be hard to replace. Today's show will feature some of Ms. Davis' best moments, as a celebration of her career with the Dwyer & Michaels Show.


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