Westwood One's 'Rockline' To End In December
November 21, 2014 at 7:31 AM (PT)
Long running syndicated rock series ROCKLINE is ending after 33-1/2 years, WESTWOOD ONE announced TODAY (11/21). BOB COBURN's show will end with the episodes of DECEMBER 17th (ROCKLINE Classic, for Classic Rock formats) and DECEMBER 22nd (ROCKLINE Active, for Active Rock formats); "best-of" episodes will fill the schedule until then.
COBURN said, “The world has changed from an innovative, unique idea back in 1981 to a one of near constant exposure for artists in 2014. With the Internet, Twitter accounts, hundreds of television channels and a more sophisticated press, artists are now literally at the fingertips of their fans. ROCKLINE is no longer the invaluable tool to connect fans with their Rock & Roll heroes, it has become but one of many. We have had the honor to present the history of Rock as told by the artists who created it for the past three decades-plus, but now is the time to pass the mantle. We will proudly present the very best of ROCKLINE until the end of the year when our mics will fall silent forever. Thanks for listening and long live Rock & Roll!"