Magazine Posts Rumor About WTWP Changes
July 24, 2007 at 8:29 AM (PT)
The WASHINGTONIAN magazine's HARRY JAFFE is reporting in his CAPITAL COMMENT blog on the publication's website that "(w)ord around the (WASHINGTON) POST newsroom is that listener ratings are so low that the newspaper will close down its radio operation this FALL at the end of the WASHINGTON NATIONALS baseball season." WASHINGTON POST RADIO airs on BONNEVILLE's WTWP-A-F/WASHINGTON.
WTWP and WTOP's JIM FARLEY tells JAFFEE, "No hard decisions have been made yet. The two parties are talking and looking to making changes to boost ratings momentum and therefore revenues." JAFFE claims that BONNEVILLE would prefer to "fill POST RADIO with syndicated shows, like ones hosted by GLENN BECK or NEAL BOORTZ. The POST is resisting."
The POST and BONNEVILLE are in the second year of a three-year deal to put POST RADIO on WTWP.