Burnie Thompson Show Dropped In Panama City, Tallahassee; Will Relaunch On Internet Monday
August 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM (PT)
BURNIE THOMPSON's regionally syndicated Talk show has ended on broadcast radio with the show's loss of its last two affiliates, but the show will live on as an Internet program.
MAGIC BROADCASTING News-Talk WYOO (TALK RADIO 101)/PANAMA CITY and News-Talk WVFT (FREEDOM 93)/TALLAHASSEE dropped the show as of last week, and THOMPSON posted on FACEBOOK that "I WAS FIRED TODAY (FRIDAY, 8/1). MAGIC BROADCASTING II decided to end our show this afternoon after my last segment with Sheriff NICK FINCH. They said I didn't have enough listeners."
He followed that post with, "They didn't fire me as much as they took away your voice on the radio in PANAMA CITY and TALLAHASSEE. Now you can no longer express your support or criticism of elected officials by name on TALK RADIO 101. They will continue to pipe in a nationally syndicated show or find someone who follows the new rules that forbid editorializing on local elections. I think they've underestimated how much this all meant to you and how many of you there are. I know they'd rather upset you than Congressman SOUTHERLAND, Gov. RICK SCOTT, or JAY TRUMBULL JR.'s financiers.
"Finally, I want you to know that the GM, MELISSA ALLEGRETTO, is a wonderful friend and she did not fire me. She is passing along your comments to the decision-makers."
THOMPSON will relaunch the show at MyFreedomRadio.com on MONDAY (8/11).