Tim and Willy have been making listeners laugh for over two decades on KMLE. But Thursday, the morning radio morning personalities were fired.
They will no longer be heard on KMLE.
They were on the air from 5 to 9 this morning, but Tim, Willy and Andrea tell me that after they got of the air today, they were out of a job within minutes.
"Now we're unemployed and seeking… are you hiring by any chance?"
Sense of humor intact, the duo explained that their on air time has decreased since rejoining the Camel crew in 2009. Earlier in their careers they worked for the station from 1993 to 1996.
Tim: "They kind of feel like they want to play more country music. That's ok, we love country music, but we're pretty good at being Tim and Willy. We can't play a Taylor Swift record better than anyone else."
Willy: "They were very professional actually, it was pretty relaxed. They said hey we hate to do this but it is what it is, so today is your last show. It wasn't very contentious at all, in fact I fell asleep at one point because I hate meetings."
Hiland, the team's counterpart of 15 years, says she believes in the product.
"It's fun and its creative and it's a shame that not everybody appreciates having personality and creativity amongst their business right now," she says.
With only hours since learning they've been let go, the crew isn't sure what's next, but wherever they land, they'll be together.
"I know this, we're still quite committed to each other. We still feel like we've got a lot of gas in the tank," says Tim. "I haven't hired a divorce attorney yet," says Willy.
CBS Radio stated: "Tim and Willy are hall of fame broadcasters and we are grateful for what they have contributed to KMLE. We wish them nothing but the best. KMLE remains committed to country music and to bring fun entertainment to the valley of the sun."
We asked what listener's can expect to hear Friday morning on KMLE. That remains unanswered.
Tim and Willy hope to keep in touch with their fans on Facebook and Twitter at twitter.com/timandwillyshow.