Mark Schnyder of Boston Radio Watch says:
“(ED. Note : As I said from the beginning when this all happened, the bottom line is the bottom line. This is not about free speech, stereotyping or offensive language as being spun in the newsprint, on non-profit media shows and other blogs. When Severin got into trouble in 2004 and actually had an official FCC complaint filed against him and WTKK, Greater Media backed him all the way. Why? Because his ratings were hot and he was making money for his employers. It was love at the cash register. This time around, his ratings are not hot, not even warm(Severin is not even in Top 10) and with the advertising market being what it is, you don’t need to be an economics genius to figure out that paying $1 million a year plus bonuses just doesn’t make sense in this business environment. What happens next? There are only two options to consider : an agreed buyout or one big pay cut. )”
Someone on the Boston radio-info board heard Michael Smerconish say on his Philly-based show that he would be doing aft drive in Boston today and Smerconish added that he would be doing the live show today to introduce himself to the Boston market because he had signed a deal with a station there.
I thought I heard Smerconish on WTKK last night (prob his syndie show). The post on radio-info supposed that if this were true WTKK could do Imus, then Jim and Margery 9-noon followed by Smerconish 12-2 pm and then Michael Graham 2-7 (5 hours? who knows )
Just a rumor now but who knows.