Imus canned by MSNBC
Thu Apr 12 13:57:51 EDT 2007
Syndication seems to be taking care of itself. Imus lost affiliates in
Portland, OR, Charleston, SC and Stroudsberg, PA just in the last day
or so. By the end of his suspension, there probably won't be too many
stations left. You have to wonder how long WTKK will stick with him.
They've already announced that Mike Barnicle will fill in for Imus
during the suspension period. Does GM hire a sidekick for Barnicle and
make it permanent? Possibly.
As far as WFAN goes, they'll probably do what WEEI did when they
dropped Imus--bring in a couple of local sports media types and have
them do a sports & 'man talk' style show in that daypart.
On Apr 12, 2007, at 1:15 PM, Sean Smyth wrote:
> So if WFAN does fire Imus, in what direction does it turn?
> They've had a rarely sports show produce for them for 19 years now.
> And separately, you have to factor in the other stations that pick up
> Imus by syndication.
> Two major decisions for CBS.
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