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Energy 106.9's Taylor Vaughn is escaping the polar vortex in Milwaukee to work in the Cayman Islands.

Energy 106.9's Taylor Vaughn headed to Cayman Islands


Late last week, it was 81 degrees with a slight wind coming in from the east.

"'Don't pack anything warm, you won't need it,' my new boss told me," said Taylor Vaughn of her new job.

The former on-air host on WXSS-FM 103.7 Kiss FM, and, more recently, on mid-days at WNRG-FM 106.9, is now headed to ZFZZ in the Cayman Islands.

Vaughn said she was checking through some industry websites and saw the opening in a place that doesn't have to deal with ice and snow.

"It started through emails and then phone interviews," she said as she was packing and getting ready for the big move. "Now, I get to escape the polar vortex."

Vaughn has left the area to work before, but by growing up here, she said that Milwaukee will always be "home."

"I'm really close to my mom, and that side of the family," she said, on what brought her back to Wisconsin in October. But, she thought that this new opportunity was too good to pass up.

"I've only been there on vacation, but now I get to be a beach bum in the tropical islands," she said.

Vaughn will be the music director and mid-day host on ZFZZ, playing most of the same hits she has at Energy 106.9 and Kiss 103.7.

"The Milwaukee fans are wonderful and have followed my career wherever I went," Vaughn said. "I'm so proud to be from Milwaukee."

MARATHON: Bluebell's favorite doctor Zoe Hart comes to TVGN with a two day catch-up marathon of "Hart of Dixie" on Saturday and Sunday. The marathon of shows on TVGN is meant to prepare viewers for the beginning of the third season on The CW on at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21.

END OF A RUN: "The Kudlow Report" on CNBC will end in March as Larry Kudlow, 66, moves into a different role at the station. The show has been in its current format for five years, and was "Kudlow and Company" for a few years before that.

"In my career, I have encountered few television hosts with Larry's range," wrote CNBC president Mark Hoffman in a note obtained by TVNewser.

"As an interviewer, he is unfailingly polite and energetic, skillfully grilling guests but always ending a segment graciously. Larry has always brought great enthusiasm to every program and appearance."

CNBC usually gets better ratings when compared to Fox Business Network or Bloomberg, but business cable outlets overall have seen a shrink in overall audience in the past couple of years. As far as old shows not being renewed and changes in the prime time schedule, chalk this one up as another among the news networks that are redefining themselves to stem the loss in viewership.

FISH FRY: It's not quite Friday, but during Lent, one of the most popular activities on Fridays in Wisconsin going out for a fish fry. Tonight on Milwaukee Public Television, local filmmaker Ron Faiola presents a tour of some of the most historical and popular places to take part in a traditional Milwaukee staple.

"Fish Fry Night Milwaukee," airs at 8:30 p.m.

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