WRKO drops Coast to Coast for Howie re-runs (1200 coming..)

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 12:07:13 EST 2010

At one time I worked for suburban station that was carrying a Premiere Radio
product that was in dispute with a nearby large market Clear Channel

You see, we dropped the normal format (which was alost all Premire Radio
product) for 2 whole days to provide emergency uiformation, and being the
nice folks they are, they took the air producd we temporarily suspended to
serve our community. In the mind of a certain General Manager, we had dumped
the program entirely.

Apparently, Any Clear Channel station can take any Clear Channel or Premiere
Radio or affiliated show or product at anytime without prior notice, any
agreement, contract or notification. I even think,as they did down in the
North Carolina Triad, Clear Channel can yank their product of a competitors
station to put on their own, regardless of any contract a station might

Paul B. Walker, Jr.

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:58 AM, <raccoonradio@mail.com> wrote:

>  Someone on Save WRKO mentioned that Coast is Coast is gone from WRKO. Sure
> enough, a look at the WRKO webpage shows that the Fried Clam Man--in
> re-runs--will be on instead
> Tuesday, February 9
> Start       Finish       Program
> 12:00AM         1:00AM         Jerry Doyle
> 1:00AM         5:00AM         Howie Carr
> 5:00AM         5:30AM         Wall Street Journal This Morning
> http://www.wrko.com
> No doubt this may have to do with Clear Channel starting WXKS AM 1200 on
> April 1. Premiere, a Clear
> Channel division, syndicates Coast to Coast, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity,
> and Glenn Beck. Supposedly RKO has a deal to run Rush till 2012 but who
> knows, that could end early.
> It's a safe bet 1200 will debut with Beck, Hannity, and Coast to Coast at
> the very least
> WABC NY and KABC LA have dropped CTC too, in favor of Citadel's new Doug
> McIntyre show

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