So, thanks for all the feedback here and on the radio where I've been forced to take a detour while my mom continues to recover from her fall. (She's doing a lot better).
I have tried very hard to keep you guys up to date here on the blog. The radio position is still out there and I plan on returning; in fact I'm going to talk to the big guy soon and see what's on the horizon.
...In the meantime...
*Talk Radio on FM. Would it work? I think so but this is a tough market to crack. Mickey Luckoff tried his hardest to work out a deal with CBS to get a talk deal on a local FM frequency but it didn't pan out.
There's a healthy amount of people here who long for quality talk with a variety of hosts and opinion. That is, after all, the very essence of "news-talk" radio. FM here is a lost amalgam of radio stations that are pretty much vanilla playing the same songs with formula, automated formats. The "personalities", save for a few oldies are essentially retreads. The FM sports station that does a lot of shouting is also very tame and wonder bread.
An FM talkie here, (which would probably necessitate an existing station to change formats--think something like a KOIT-like outlet). Is it going to happen soon? No, these things take time and energy but I have a feeling there's people out there with the gravitas, the "goods", so to speak, that have the wherewithal, both money-wise and business savvy to pull off a deal.
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