Listeners of The Bob & Tom Show received shocking news this morning as soon as longtime co-host Kristi Lee announced that she is leave the present after 28 years.

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According to Fox 59, the Ben Davis High college graduate is the 2nd member that the crew to leave in simply a month"s time. The news comes simply after co-host and fifty percent of the show"s namesake, Bob Kevoian, announced that he would not be return to the display in 2016. Kristi Lee"s exit leaves simply Tom Griswold and also Chick McGee as the only original cast still ~ above the air.

Fans guess the leave of Bob Kevoian after he took extended time off to travel v his wife, Becky. The arrival of Scott Potasnik ~ above the present quickly fill the space that Bob left throughout his leaves. Once Bob announced his retirement in November, many civilization felt that there was currently closure in the type of Potasnik. Plenty of listeners actually choose Potasnik come Kevoian. However, no one meant that Kristi Lee would certainly announce her exit from the show.

Kristi Lee did not announce why she was leaving the display or what she would certainly be doing after vacating her seat at the news desk. However, she walk announce top top Twitter that she will expose details concerning her next undertaking soon. One more tweet, verifying she departure, leads pan to think that she is no leaving on poor terms, despite rumors that contract negotiation issues.

It"s true i am relocating on. I wish nothing yet the best to all who are involved in make the
bobandtom the best radio display in America!

— Kristi Lee (
Kristileenews) January 11, 2016

It"s true ns am relocating on. I wish nothing yet the best to all who are connected in make the
bobandtom the best radio present in America!

— Kristi Lee (
Kristileenews) January 11, 2016

Out and about on a Thursday night v
Henlips
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— Kristi Lee (
Kristileenews) January 8, 2016

Out and about on a Thursday night v
Henlips
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— Kristi Lee (
Kristileenews) January 8, 2016

For the past week, former Bob & Tom sidekick play Carlini has been sit at the news workdesk while Kristi Lee has been absent, follow to the Indy Star. It has actually not to be officially announced if Carlini will end up being a irreversible replacement for Kristi Lee, or if another news personality will accept the role.

Rumors the Kristi Lee is leaving over contract negotiation gone negative have not been confirmed, nor is there solid evidence leading to your legitimacy. However, estimates case that Kristi Lee"s network worth of simply over $3 million is fine under the approximate net worth that Bob and also Tom, who room each approximated at a net worth that $15 million. In comparison, Chick McGee is estimated at a network worth that $3 million together well.

Still, Kristi Lee"s farewell speech leads pan to think that her leaving is not as result of any an unfavorable vibes through the rest of the staff, proclaiming the she owes her career to she radio partner in crime.

"I wish all those involved in making "The Bob & Tom Show" the ideal radio program in America ongoing success. I owe this component of my career to Bob Kevoian, Tom Griswold, Chick McGee, (producer) Dean Metcalf and all of those on staff. They have actually been family members to me both on and also off the air. I gained a lifetime of growth and experience because that which ns am exceptionally grateful."

Thanks for the memories,
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— q95 (
q95) January 11, 2016

Thanks for the memories,
Kristileenews. Https://t.co/b6mstSeqT2 pic.twitter.com/8W218jYzpG

— q95 (
q95) January 11, 2016

In the last pair of years, Kristi Lee"s passion did no seem to be in the show. Her existence was often overshadowed through co-host Tom Griswold, resulting in her voluntarily silence during shows countless times. In ~ times, it to be unclear even if it is it was component of she act or if she was genuinely annoyed and also ready to give up.

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Fans have actually expressed disbelief in her notice to leave the show, some stating that Tom and also Chick won"t be able to keep the present alive previous 2017. Yet, others space happy v Scott Potasnik"s role and believe that the appropriate replacement for Kristi Lee would store the present alive and well.

What are your thoughts on Kristi Lee"s announcement? will the show survive, or is it on a downward slope?