I had a nice long drive to go on up to McHenry and was looking forward to listening to it, instead all they did was rerun "Viewpoints" and "Radio Health Journal" and other public service type shows all day. I thought maybe something went wrong and they were just filling the time.
I guess thats not the case, since all this week they've been running the same shows. I really wonder if they're just going to shut it off or sell everything but WCPT.
Now AM 750 and AM 1240 are no longer run music as of this week during unsold times, just the same reruns of these shows. I know we are in the minority here, but, I liked the music they played during the unsold time, it was always interesting to see what music might pop up that day.
I guess it doesn't make sense to pay for music fees when they can just run public affairs shows to keep the signal warm. I kind of miss it though, it was one of the only reasons I really ever bothered scanning the AM dial anymore, it's like the end of an era....
I also kind of wonder why it took them so long to go this route, why pay music fees just for "filler". It also makes me wonder if they are really ready to exit the radio business, they were probably running the music because someone at the company had fun doing it.
How much would you guess the music fees were for all the stations they ran music on?
Besides the music, I checked AM 1240 last night right about 9PM and they were already signing off.
How long have they been signing off so early? I remember they used to stay on until at least midnight, even if there was no paid programming on a certain night, and just run their "ipod".
WSBC used to be booked most of the day, now they are signing off at 9PM? I'm not trying to knock them, it's a business, I know that, it's just sad how radio, especially in the last 4 or 5 years seems to really be nosediving faster than I ever would have thought it would.
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