Ronn Owens, (as I speculated) dissed my post via Talkers, "denying my, (his) demise." Who said he was in demise? I didn't. I said he "was set to retire" and that's what he told a close friend. A few others too.
Read this lovely quote from Owens: Owens tells TALKERS there is no truth to the report that his contract will be bought out before it ends on December 31 and the station will replace him with a newsy program. Owens also tells TALKERS he has no knowledge of Cumulus Media’s plans beyond his contract but says, “Cumulus has been totally nice to me. (Stop the laughing.)
Another lovely Owens quote: "San Francisco is the crown jewel of places to live and whatever happens after December 31 happens.” OK. Fine.
Later in the article, a personal attack or two, (which I expected). He never directly denies the gist of my initial report. Again, I expected that.
He resorts to the retirement post with this : "Lieberman’s blog story is 'totally made up.” No Ronn, it isn't. It's from sources and a friend you talked about the subject to yourself.
He didn't say a word about the retirement assertion. Here's the link. He never directly responds. (Humn).
And here's mine:
I said Owens, via sources and friends close to him, was set to retire from KGO when his contract is up. Perhaps earlier, maybe December.
I stand by the story.
As for Owens changing agents, (his original deal was negotiated by Don Buchwald), I'll take the hit for him having a new agent. That, I'll concede.
The story is clear.
Let's indeed wait and see.