Owens tenure at KGO has a myriad of final chapters. He has told people in the broadcast biz that he believes Cumulus people still may work out a deal for him, albeit one that won't come close, financially, to what he's getting now.
Word continues to leak that there's a good chance that Owens' contract will be bought out early, (perhaps as early as August or September); although there's a significant buyout clause in Owens contract, (negotiated by agent, Don Buchwald), if Cumulus goes that route. Most observers tell me Cumulus doesn't want to pay the hefty buyout clause. True, but they also don't want a lame duck broadcaster doing a final days tour. My best guess is that both sides negotiate a settlement.
A rumor: Owens might go out of the market once his KGO situation is resolved. Indeed, with his kids grown and a desire to work, Owens could be enticed to another market, maybe LA. I wouldn't be surprised nor shocked if Ronn took a job. He wants one last deal before retiring at 70 which he'll be in 2016. Ideally, he would retire at home in SF, but I don't see that happening. And I also don't see ClearChannel's KKSF, 910 AM, offering him anything close to his expiring deal.
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