Cooper Stays Put In Houston
July 5, 2007 at 5:26 AM (PT)
In the "will he or won't he move" saga that has been RALPH COOPER (NET NEWS 6/29), DAVID BARRON in the HOUSTON CHRONICLE reports veteran talk show host COOPER says he will remain on KCOH INC. Urban-Talk KCOH-A/HOUSTON after electing not to accept a verbal offer to switch to CLEAR CHANNEL Sports KBME-A (THE SPORTS ANIMAL).
"I respect what they tried to do and appreciate the opportunity, but at this point, I have to look at the financial side of it," he said. "Financially speaking, I'm better off where I am."
COOPER said he would have enjoyed the challenge of competing against live ASTROS, ROCKETS and college games at night, adding, "A hard-working person who is creative and intelligent and who has knowledge of sports will be able to make it work. It would have been great to have been part of it, and I regret not being able to do it."