Rothmann, whose astute political commentaries has made him a Bay Area radio favorite, will continue to fill in for Gil Gross, (3-7 PM, M-F) and still function as the station's political analyst. Gross' added hour was made possible by Len Tillem's firing on Thursday.
"I'm disappointed, but this will not be my last rodeo, " Rothmann told me, "I'm going to still pursue a full-time radio position in the Bay Area." Rothmann confided to me that he had an offer from a station out of the market but isn't interested in leaving San Francisco. Rothmann is married and has one son in college and another in high school.
Clear Channel's financial problems have been the talk of the industry as it faces several debt issues confronting it in the coming years.
UPDATE: 12: 49 PM PT:
Just received this e-mail from Ed Baxter:
For me now, this is a very small part of my business. I enjoyed having my "Making Sense" commentaries on their air, but I had been doing the podcasts and posting them on my website EdBaxterMedia.com for months before they asked if they could use them. I just wrote two more today...one is up, the other will go up later. Management has pulled what it views as features and wants to streamline. They have told me they want me to continue filling in. I love the News/Talk format and wish for its success where it still exists....
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