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Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Big Tigger ousted from WPGC

Radio and Television personality "Big Tigger" records promotional spots for his new show on the CW in, March 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)
Looks like Big Tigger, WPGC’s weekday morning hype-man, is on his way out the door.

DCRTV first reported that the morning drive host aka Darian Morgan, who’s birthday is TODAY, has been fired and his last broadcast was this morning.

Tigger confirmed the report on Twitter:

FYI @WPGC & I have agreed 2 part ways. The BigTiggerMorningShow W/ Free is no more! Thanx 4 ya support & stay tuned! Now Back 2 my Bday:) RT

Tigger, a native New Yorker who started working at PGC nearly 20 years ago as an intern, started his morning show about 18 months ago and was in a fierce rating battle with Hot 99.5, WIHT. He has been a fixture in DC - area radio for more than a decade.

In an internal memo snagged by DCRTV, Jason Kidd, WPGC’s new program director wrote: "I want to let you know that Tigger will no longer be hosting mornings on WPGC. Tigger has been a huge part of WPGC over the years. He started as an intern at PGC back in 1993 and eventually moved into nights in 1996. He came back later in the 2000s for afternoons and then, most recently, mornings. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

As is the case these days, Twitter was all a-buzz with the news as soon as it broke. Here are some of the posts:

“WHAT?!!! No way RT “ @ Snide_Remarks: WPGC fired Big Tigger? That's nuts.”

“on his birthday too RT @DCRTV: PGC cans Big Tigger.

“Wait, what?! RT @DCRTV: PGC cans Big Tigger

“Er, happy birthday? RT @BoneyStarks: WOW. RT @DCRTV: PGC cans Big Tigger.

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