In this week’s issue… What next for Rush affiliates? (And what’s happening at Buffalo’s?) – Entercom completes Philly consolidation – New PDs in Erie, NJ – Morning duo reunites – Perry launches new Brockton station
By SCOTT FYBUSH
*He didn’t come from NERW-land originally, but Rush Limbaugh’s career intersected two markets here at critical points: when “Jeff Christie” got his initial big-market breaks at WIXZ and KQV in Pittsburgh in the early 1970s, and then (after detours to the Kansas City Royals and KFBK in Sacramento) when New York’s WABC became his initial home base for his rise to national syndication 30 years ago.
While Limbaugh himself long ago left New York for Florida (and isn’t even on WABC anymore, having been moved over to WOR once that station was sold to iHeart, parent company of Limbaugh’s syndicator), his midday show has remained the anchor of talk radio lineups across our region and across the country. Whatever you might think of the man or his politics (and there are plenty of places to discuss that that aren’t this column), there’s no question that whenever his health eventually takes him off the airwaves, it’s going to be a big deal for the radio industry.
Do we have thoughts about what happens next, and what the talk format should be doing? We do – keep reading!
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