UPDATED: Walton And Johnson Now MIA From Houston Radio, Point To "Left-Wing Political Attack"

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Longtime morning radio duo Walton And Johnson are no longer airing on 93.7 The Arrow. The Houston-based, nationally syndicated talk show's page on the Arrow site has also been scrubbed.

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff has been on the story for a few hours now, and there are reports that Clear Channel let a number of employees go this week too.

Rocks Off reached out to W&J about the reasons for their dismissal from Houston radio by email and they responded:

"We think we might be left wing political attack victims....ratings were excellent on the show...income very good...suddenly one month after the election management removes the show without explanation...we smell powerful Feds...show is still on everywhere else..we have to find somebody in Houston with the grit to put us back on"

Though the duo and their cast of voices is no longer on the air in Houston (see current affiliate map) they are still on morning radio all over the South.

The Arrow posted this on on their Facebook page this morning when a fan asked about W&J:

"Walton and Johnson are no longer on The Arrow, we wish them the best and you can find them at http://www.waltonandjohnson.com. We have the Classic Rock Music Fixx in the mornings. More classic rock, all the time."

To which a few fans understandably vowed to find a new morning radio station.

You can still catch them online here though.

Due to their conservative tone they were obviously not morning favorites of everyone in Houston, but they did have a dedicated following. For others, the "racist hillbilly show" needed to be cut long ago.

At one point they were on 103.7 KIOL here in Houston, before that station turned into a Jack FM back in 2007. Of course you all know what happened to 103.7 over the next five years.

Rocks Off sees it as a fresh beginning for the classic-rock station, a format that is getting harder and harder to define as the years pass by. We could get into having some more locally-sourced morning folks on The Arrow.

"Can we at least have some good songs in the mornings? I don't want to hear the same Rush, Journey, and Beatles crap songs over and over. Put some Van Halen, ZZ Top and Led Zep on the air. Going to miss WJ!!" said a discerning classic-rock fan with cultured ears on the Arrow Facebook page.

On Friday night the pair talked to the Houston Chronicle's David Barron and announced that they could be on the air here in the Bayou City within 30 days. They were a little more subdued with Barron than when they spoke with me. Fun alt-weekly and all.

They also made a brief statement on their own site, echoing what they told Rocks Off earlier on Friday afternoon.


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124 comments
sj1124
sj1124

Whaa....it's a Left Wing Conspiracy, we're "Entitled" to be employed even though the Morons we had for an audience weren't enough to give us ratings.....What a bunch of Toupee wearing, denture sporting, Homophobic, Racists. Sure they had wonderful ratings and still got fired, cause we all know Corporations don't want to make money. These Has Been, Numbnuts were inane, and only their stupid listeners had less intelligence. Good luck in the New Orleans Market you hacks, what is it, like 300th in the Nation?

TXSS
TXSS

I have no use for any of the classic rock stations in Houston. They all play the same 50 songs over and over and over.  Bring back underground radio

Mic_Mike
Mic_Mike

@ lgunn58: Uh, no. The Free Market spoke, W & J got poked. They should try either: Sucking less, or sucking the "right" people.


CMVC(music video thread)
CMVC(music video thread)

i hope not...they sux and need to be far away from houston... i perfer FIXX in the mornings that them....at least FIXX talks about music....

troyleecagle
troyleecagle

Walton and Johnson were the only reason I tuned in to 93.7.  It's a sad event.  I have no use for that station now.

WJ_suck
WJ_suck

That schtick (making fun of gay and black people using "funny" voices) was old, tired and unlistenable by 1982. Their adding the Glenn Beck Whiny Crybaby Conspiracy Element to it made them seem even less relevant.

Walton & Johnson's, and their ilk's, time is over in this country. Hopefully they never work again.

jd_bauer
jd_bauer

Oh course these cretons are going to blame a left wing political attack, but facts are a stupid thing to dumn ass trolls like them. They are trite, boring, terrible unfunny, predictable, dull, cant imagine any finding them entertaining esp since w/ have Rush to laugh at these... clown are just untalented copies of that pig

Anse
Anse

Wouldn't it be awesome if we had a "classic rock" station that played the Stooges once in a while for crissakes? How about a little MC5? Some Joy Division, maybe?

moosecack
moosecack

They used to be funny decades ago.  Ever since they moved away from a platform of general humor and started spouting their political dogma, ranting and raving incessantly, they suck (they should just blow Rush Limbaugh and get it over with). 

I don't care what political affiliation anyone is...but I certainly do not want to hear these two pontificating assholes as if they were experts in the political arena, espousing their shallow ideas for 90% of the show (did they even finish High School)??

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

Hopefully its an AM station which is where their show belongs.

lgunn58
lgunn58

Sadly and once again all you leftist socialized big government democrats are taking away the free speech portion of the constitution. Soon you will all be happy to have propaganda chants and statues of Obama on ever corner. You don't want free speech. If you don't like the content why don't you change the channel as opposed to dictating to the rest of us. But, that's what you voted in. A dictator that is going to tell you what you can and cannot do or listen to. Get over yourself, you should be glad you have choices, select another station. I sure you can find the Obama chants your looking for. But stop forcing your selfishness on the rest of us who love our free nation or the free nation we once had before your dictating, destroying American constitution president you so worship.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Hm, ratings were good, income was good, wonder what those syndication fees were like? Maybe not worth the FCC complaints? Oh, this makes me so HAPPY! I love 93.7. I HATE W&J. I haven't listened in over a year after a racist misogynistic rant. Gotta email Santa to thank him. If I get those Pam Grier nudie pictures, this will be the BEST Xmas ever.

Sonya Herridge
Sonya Herridge

Houston radio just got a little bit better. Just a little bit.

ruthietwoshows
ruthietwoshows

@CraigHlavaty @WaltonNJohnson Perhaps ya'll said something that pissed off the station brass? Take some personal responsibility, dudes!

Chase Thorn
Chase Thorn

left wing political attack?? in Houston??? That's laughable...look at all the previous comments and you will see why they are no longer on the air

Maksim Koloskov
Maksim Koloskov

They simply don't have a brain power to be like Stevens and Pruett. They simply don't have any brains

Glenn Ray
Glenn Ray

Now, if they'd just play some effin' rock 'n' roll in the mornings, I could get really fired up for the day. Glad they're gone.

cwhitley05
cwhitley05

Goodbye 93.7. I have no use for you.

Carolyn Ebelt Franks
Carolyn Ebelt Franks

I've been praying for the wannabe dj's (who play about 1 song every 15 min.)to get the boot! Thanks for the early Christmas present "left wing political attack people"! Lol! Maybe they can submit their resumes to Faux News.....

John Fox
John Fox

As Jim Pruett himself said many times on air "They're just a couple of Redneck Beatoffs!" Goodbye and GO AWAY!!!!!!

Jason Ison
Jason Ison

Let us celebrate this day for generations to come. Back to the kompound into the bunker to tune the tin foil hats to faux news they go.

Dean Koym
Dean Koym

it is about time, idiots !!!!

Tony Carr
Tony Carr

don't compare Stevens & Pruett to these idiots !!

Dagan Elizabeth Manahl
Dagan Elizabeth Manahl

So glad the ignorant, racist, redneck show is ***gone*** hopefully other markets will be as wise as Houston.

Jacob Bocanegra
Jacob Bocanegra

They were funny sometimes but damn give the politics a rest.

Jacob Bocanegra
Jacob Bocanegra

They can't go five minutes without saying Obama.politics kills comedy. Just ask Carlos mencia ...

Dan Muñoz
Dan Muñoz

Whenever there is one less unfunny drive-time radio show, society wins.

Descent Into Madness
Descent Into Madness

Kinda glad they are, at their best they were just a poor Stevens & Pruett imitation.

Rory Ashton
Rory Ashton

LOL @ "left wing political attack". In Houston? Damn, these guys are funnier than I thought.

deathraygun
deathraygun

@HoustonPress loved w&j.. Can't wait until they're back on the air.

xxlcajun
xxlcajun

@WJ_suck could your dislike for them be attributed to the fact that you and your gay black lover are both on welfare??

craig.hlavaty
craig.hlavaty moderator

@Anse Agreed. I just wonder if a playlist like that would be "feasible" for corporate people....

sj1124
sj1124

@lgunn58 Actually the Free Market spoke.....and it said You and those two morons are fired.

Jefs_Old_Boss
Jefs_Old_Boss

@lgunn58 OBAMA took away mah radio frends!!!!

Where the hell do you get off telling anyone anything? You're an idiot. The president doesn't decide which DJ's are on the air. Nor does the constitution, nor is it a first amendment issue. Do you really believe the things you type or are you just trollin? Get over your own self, no one cares about you, your fringe-ass conspiracies or anything else your mini-mind has invented. 

gdsmithtx
gdsmithtx

@lgunn58 Dictator? Destroying the constitution? You are dire need of a proper dictionary and a serious course of remedial history, moron

WJ_suck
WJ_suck

@lgunn58 

What choices? Houston radio already generally sucks*, thanks to 2 nationwide media conglomereates that have no interest in actually competing with each other. Why make it worse with losers like this?

*How is it possible that a market the size of Houston has no Album Rock station?

Anse
Anse

The only way this could be a better change is if it goes to an all-Spanish format

gdsmithtx
gdsmithtx

@xxlcajun Jackass idiot trolls like yourself make up the bread and butter of W&J's mouthbreather audience.

Anse
Anse

I don't know anybody who doesn't agree with us on this. The only time I listen to the radio is in the car, and Houston having such dreadful radio programming, I often find that classic rock is the only choice. But if I have to hear Foreigner again, I might commit a tragic act of road rage.

lgunn58
lgunn58

@WJ_suck @lgunn58 You are very correct, Houston lacks in not only good listening radio and the city offers only one newspaper to the millions that reside here. Hardly the coverage for music or news, that a city this size needs.

Jefs_Old_Boss
Jefs_Old_Boss

@xxlcajun I really like how you pointed that comment at yourself. Freudian slip? Clearly though doth protest too much. 

Tell ya what... be gay, no one will care. You'll find that you're happier just being who you are. 

xxlcajun
xxlcajun

@gdsmithtx @xxlcajun most women say that a sense of humor is a vital component to developing a relationship. Since you don't have a sense of humor I can only establish that you are a flaming homosexual :) Lighten up!!

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