Rex Nelson Off the Buzz After Signing On With Other Station

Rex Nelson, president of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges & Universities, based in North Little Rock, has stopped appearing on Bill Vickery’s Sunday morning radio show on KABZ-FM, 103.7 (The Buzz).

Nelson, in addition to leading the association of private Arkansas accredited schools, writes a regular column for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and appeared on a number of Arkansas radio stations.

Nelson appeared on Vickery’s show as a guest for more than 13 years, but he adopted another regular radio gig Nov. 5 on KKSP-FM, 93.3 (Fresh Talk), of Little Rock. He was almost immediately dropped from KABZ, where he had talked sports on air with Vickery.

“When I agreed to help out another friend, Blake Eddins, with a new Monday night show on Fresh Talk 93.3, I never dreamed it would create a problem for Bill. You see, I’ve done commentary and hosted shows on numerous Little Rock radio and television stations for more than two decades and it has never been a problem before,” Nelson wrote on his blog Nov. 9.

“Weekly Fried With Blake Eddins and Rex Nelson” airs from 7-9 p.m. Mondays on KKSP. The program covers sports, politics and Southern cuisine.

“I must make clear that I was surprised by the decision but I’m not mad. I have a lot of good friends at the Buzz,” Nelson said in an email.