Randy Baumann's absence on the WDVE-FM morning show continued for a second day yesterday with no explanation from any of the parties involved.
The show is now being billed on air as Jim Krenn and the WDVE Morning Show. Baumann's name and photos have disappeared from the WDVE Web site -- which is often the first clue listeners get that a station and host have parted ways.
Morning team members Val Porter and Mike Prisuta were on the air with Krenn yesterday, taking on a larger role in the morning show chatter.
Speculation in the local radio rumor mill and online bulletin boards is that Baumann and the station failed to come to an agreement on a new contract.
Baumann started at WDVE in 2000, replacing former morning host Scott Paulsen, who left when his contract expired.