"The show will continue just as it is. Mike Rapp will solo," Meyer said of the current-events talk format that also features Betsy Bruce with news cut-ins. "It's in capable hands. I'm doing this on my own volition. It wasn't suggested to me at all. I told my managers earlier in the year that I wanted to devote more time to myself. I'm a year-plus out of heart surgery. I'm a healthy guy; I wanted to spend more time with myself. I wanted more time with my family."
Meyer seriously considered leaving the station--and the business--altogether, but was convinced by Citadel brass to remain on board.
"It's not unusual for me to put in 10- to 12-hour days straight, without going to lunch," Meyer said. "I just wanted to be able to lead a more structured life in terms of life versus work. My managers were very thoughtful, good people and wanted to accommodate that. They gave me some options. I got to choose. I'm very appreciative about the fact I can dedicate myself full-time to programming the radio station without having to do the wake-up-at-3-in-the-morning thing."
Schuler is a Phoenix native who made the move after a stint with the CBS outlet in Lincoln, Neb.
"I am thrilled with the addition of Quinn to the News 4 staff," said KVOA news director Kathleen Choal. "Since she is from Arizona, she is very familiar with the issues facing our community."
Schuler attended high school in Phoenix and earned a degree in broadcasting from Arizona State University. She also interned at KSAZ Channel 10 in Phoenix during her college days.
The local Fox affiliate nabbed Delane Cleveland from KOTA TV in Rapid City, S.D. Cleveland's two-year stint there included reporting and anchoring duties.
The University of Minnesota graduate is also a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. He begins at KMSB on Aug. 28 and replaces Ryan O'Donnell, who has accepted a reporting position in San Antonio, Texas.