“stations care, because, when they lose listeners, they lose revenues.”
Correct. I would think TRN is having to refund some ad payments due to re-runs and replacements. I dunno what the ratings look like with Babbin, etc.
I remember reading a while back that Savage sued his syndicator TRN. Apparently his ratings greatly outperform the other hosts on TRN (e.g., Jerry Doyle, Laura Ingraham, et al) that they’re willing to put up with a lot.
Google’ing “Savage sues syndicator” yields several hits about this.