… not willingly.

Leslie Basham, the TV talent for nearly two decades for the mega-car dealer Landers Auto, has been cut loose. A news release issued in her behalf indicates the news came as something of a shock.

Her news release linked her departure to the sale of Landers Auto to a national dealership group and a change of advertising direction.

She still does similar work for other clients.

Her release said she “deserved to be able to say good-bye.”