John Walton-Owned KFFX To Air Walton & Johnson Morning Show
July 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM (PT)
Syndicated Classic Rock and Talk morning show WALTON AND JOHNSON picks up KFFX/BEAUMONT-PORT ARTHUR, TX, which coincidentally is owned by show host JOHN WALTON.
"You hear it all the time today ...terrestrial radio ... and by that I mean all radio, is dead, or at least on life support. Audio over the Internet is just that -- an audio service delivered via fancy digital phone line or cell tower. These same sentiments (only stronger) were proclaimed from the rooftops when radio with pictures signaled the end of the "radio era." People were actually turning off some pretty significant radio towers because they didn't know what to do with their signals without network radio programs. People like GORDON MCCLENDON and TODD STORZ had some new ideas ... not so dead after all. Most of us boomers can remember "MTV's launch and "Video Killed The Radio Star" ... it didn't. I'm not saying I'm The Old Scotsman, but I have some ideas. We all better get some. Repeal of the Telecom 96 ownership provisions would be a great start. But let's not count on that. "