Posted by all time rock and roll on March 11, 2011 at 12:54:38:
In Reply to: What took them so long to whack Jack FM? posted by jake barz on March 11, 2011 at 12:53:51:
reminds me of WRXR
: It’s a shame it took CBS Radio six years to admit it made a mistake with Jack FM. A lot of us knew it was doomed from Day One.
: A radio station with no local identity, no on-air personalities, an ill-defined format, and a meaningless marketing slogan (“Playing What We Want”) had replaced a prized and profitable oldies franchise that had been in place for 21 years on WJMK-FM (104.3). On the afternoon of June 3, 2005, more than 722,000 loyal listeners and such beloved and legendary disc jockeys as Dick Biondi suddenly were cast aside like yesterday’s garbage.
: I can still remember sitting across from Joel Hollander, the company’s chairman and CEO, just a few weeks after that, as he struggled to explain his unpopular decision.
: “People want to put their goddam foot on your neck whenever you make a change,” he told me. “The problem is that there’s a lot people who don’t have the balls to make a change. OK? We’re on the offense. We’re not on the defense. OK? We might have made a mistake. Right now, I don’t think we made a mistake.”
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