WPLZ To Drop News-Talk Format
December 19, 2011 at 4:40 AM (PT)
BREWER News-Talk WPLZ/CHATTANOOGA "will drop its news and talk format at the end of the year and lay off a half dozen employees, including news director LOUIS LEE, PD GARY POOLE and talk show hosts ROBERT T. NASH and DAVID KARNES," reports THE CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS.
BREWER MEDIA Pres. JIM BREWER II told the paper that the current format required additional staff to remain successful.
"I think we offered a good product and I will miss having NEWSTALK in our building," said BREWER. "Being a small, single market cluster, it's exceedingly difficult to compete against national broadcasting companies who have so much syndicated programming and infrastructure."