Steve Carlesi, Program Director of The Opie & Anthony Show, was let go by Sirius XM Radio Inc. according to a report by FMQB.
Carlesi confirmed that his position was terminated on his Facebook page.
Carlesi (commonly known as "Steve C" on the show) wrote the following Facebook status update late Monday:
"The ride was a lot of fun for a lot of years. However, it's time to get off the ride and move on to another. Cryptic enough?"
Steve C later added jokingly that the update wasn't very cryptic at all, and confirmed to his near 5,000 Facebook friends that his position was indeed terminated.
"I was not replaced," he added. "While I'm not thrilled, it was as amicable a departure as could be."
Carlesi noted that there is no "bad blood" at all, and that he had spoken with Opie, Anthony and Jim Norton about his departure.
No details are available about the reason for eliminating Carlesi's position.
FMQB notes that while Carlesi's sudden departure will likely be a subject of conversation when O&A return from vacation on September 13th, there's another topic looming: Opie & Anthony's continued fate on satellite radio.
(Best of luck Steve!)