Jabulani Leffall has left KCUR 89.3 as host of the Central Standard show. A statement from the station posted this afternoon reads: "Jabulani Leffall has indicated to us that he wants to pursue a different career direction. We respect his decision and wish him well in his future endeavors, and we remain committed to providing high-quality local programming. Brian Ellison, one of our regular guest hosts, will be filling in for the next few weeks."
Twitter buzz began growing today that Leffall announced on-air today that it was his last broadcast. A source close to KCUR says Leffall's parting line, which came a couple of minutes before the show was supposed to end, was, "The revolution will not be televised. The revolution is live." Asked what that meant, the source said, "I don't know."
UMKC spokesman John Martellaro tells The Pitch, "There's still going to be a show called Central Standard."
Leffall took over hosting the 10-11 a.m. time slot from the legendary Walt Bodine in October 2010. Leffall hosted the show Monday through Thursday. Rotating hosts, including The Pitch's own Charles Ferruzza, fill the Friday shift. In November 2011, Leffall was featured in The Pitch Questionnaire.