Boston Herald Reports Imus A Short-timer on 969 FM Talk

David Tomm
Mon Sep 12 13:15:15 EDT 2005

If he gets dropped by WTKK, who would pick him up?  WZLX? They just got 
a new local morning show.  WROR?  Loren & Wally have that station 
covered.  WODS?  Replacing Uncle Dale?  Highly unlikely.  WKLB?  Why 
would Greater Media move him there if his political show isn't working 
on their talk station?  Same thing goes for WBOS.  WXRV couldn't run 
him because technically they are part of the Portsmouth/Dover/Rochester 
market and WQSO/Rochester is the Imus affiliate there.  I suppose WRKO 
would be a possibility, but I doubt that they would want to go 
syndicated in that slot and besides, I thought the new PD there was 
going to try to infuse more attitude into the station?  Adding Imus 
won't accomplish that.   There's a reason that WTKK played hardball 
with Imus to get him to come to the "Kiss Me I'm Imus"  event last 
March.  They know the show won't get picked up locally if WTKK drops 
him and Westwood One knows it too.  Boston is an important market for 
the I-man.  If he loses Boston, other markets may follow and 
syndication would be just about dead.

Dave Tomm
"Mike Thomas"

On Sep 12, 2005, at 7:17 AM, Bill O'Neill wrote:

> Daniel Billings wrote:
>> I am a regular Imus listener but I never listen when he is on 
>> vacation.  I can see why is schedule is a problem for a station.
> Are there no other Boston signals that would consider Imus?  I'd not 
> rule out the fact that Stern is gone soon won't give Imus a reprieve 
> somewhere in the market.  I know he's not near the 'BCN demo, but he 
> would go well with a country audience as well as classic rocker.
> I, too, don't listen when Imus is away. I think it is telling that he 
> hasn't bred talent to cover for him in the big chair. Certainly 
> McCord, McGuirk, etc. could make it work for someone with actual 
> talent. There are enough regular guests, pundits, and support 
> personalities in the mix to make for a far better show than woefully 
> dated segments about issues long (thankfully) gone.
> Bill O'Neill

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