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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:45 PM

33. Yes, Bain does own it and I don't believe it is any coincidence. I saw this same scenario played

 

out in the Phoenix area almost 10 years ago. A local station went with the Air America service and added some local liberal talent and rapidly became successful. They displaced the number two conservative talk station in the first year and were gaining on the number one station with every book, when suddenly the owner of the local station was made a deal by some religious network that was too good to turn down, and the station format was changed to all God all day and eventually folded.

Dr. Mike Newcomb was one of the local guys and had the means and the will to keep it going, but not enough access to get more than the barely audible (5,000 watts daytime, 500 watts at night. What most local college radio stations have) 1480 KPHX. So Phoenix still has a left-wing talk station, but it can only be heard in a very limited area.

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