Nah, best decision they can make if the details above are correct. If Clear Channel is dead set on moving Rush’s program to their own station then it at least gives this station a few weeks to try and break in a new program before Rush dominates the timeslot later. Still they are screwed. Making the best of a bad situation. The new guy won’t touch Rush’s ratings when people find him.
I see. It makes no difference to me which show they had on, but from a business perspective it seemed they were trading a high demand show for a much lower demand, but if they're loosing the high demand anyway then it does make sense.