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Out Of Koolaid?

The Local Puppy Trainer reports on a victim of Bushenomics: Destin radio station ceases broadcasts.

How bad was it? “… the station’s revenues have dropped by 75 percent due to the economic slump, the release states.”

There is dead air, where before: “The station aired syndicated talk shows from Glen Beck, Laura Ingraham and Alan Colmes.”

Alas, you would think in an area where Karl Rove has a vacation condo there would be more support for this programming. Maybe they should have held a few bake sales. 😈


1 Badtux { 03.25.09 at 2:39 pm }

Or at least a tea party or two to raise money for the radio station, given how much the Rethugs of late just love their tea parties

Badtux´s last blog post..Ah yes, the nuttiness continues…

2 Bryan { 03.25.09 at 4:25 pm }

Given the absurd vacancy rate for condos on the coast, there would be few to attend either event. The end was nigh for Destin before the bubble burst because St. Joe Paper was developing its Gulf front property further to East, and that’s where the action was.

Destin was over-developed and lacked the infrastructure to deal with half of the units that were actually built, but the local politicians wouldn’t rein in the developers or spend on the infrastructure, so a quiet fishing village has become a concrete ghost town.

This radio station had a solid audience when it played music from the 1930s to 1950s. It also featured Canadian news and weather during the winter for the snowbirds who once came down. Perhaps their conversion to Fox wasn’t such an inspired idea. Their call letters were WFSH – they should have stayed a Fish.

3 distributrocap { 03.25.09 at 6:41 pm }

sometimes i wonder how rush keeps an audience since since in reality radio is really hurting as a medium

then again…

4 Bryan { 03.25.09 at 7:58 pm }

The consolidation is killing it. There isn’t much local about local radio any more, so you don’t get the connection to the audience. Back in the days of 9-volt transistor radios the DJs played local hits, i.e. songs that appealed to a local audience, rather than a national list, and stations were different.

In the world of Clear Channel, you are hearing the same list wherever you go.

One can certainly wish this signals a trend and the end of these idiots, but it is probably just a local phenomenon. It’s interesting only because this area should be a natural haven for rightwing radio.