McConnell Ends Daily Syndication
I thought it was odd to hear WLW-AM's Mike McConnell talking about the
McConnell says he and Premiere Radio Networks -- Clear Channel owns WLW-AM and Premiere -- decided to pull the plug because so few stations carried the show live. After 17 months, he had only 20 affiliates, with only 7 going live 9 a.m.-noon. Those seven were in
"You need a cross-section of stations, up and down the East Coast, so you get a variety of voices," McConnell says.
McConnell had been talking to Premiere since November about increasing live carriage. When no progress was made, " suggested we pull the show," he says.
His national "Weekend" show is not in jeopardy. It is heard on 130 stations, and about half carry it live.