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September 7, 2006
Disappearing DJ

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Listeners at KNCI (105.1 FM), Sacramento's highly rated "new country" station, are wondering what happened to popular afternoon drive-time host Freddie Bueno, who abruptly left the air this week.

Well, station executives are wondering the same thing. Apparently, Bueno (pictured at right with a dog) dropped off a resignation letter with program director Mark Evans, saying he was leaving the station immediately for "personal reasons." Steve Cottingim, president of Sacramento's CBS stations, says Bueno wrote that he was not leaving for a gig at another Sacramento station.

Cottingim says he hopes Bueno, who has been at the station for almost three years, will reconsider and eventually return to KNCI. In the meantime, nighttime DJ Dan Cheatham takes over Bueno's 2:30-7 p.m. time slot.

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