Peter B. Collins Show Ending
March 16, 2009 at 5:25 AM (PT)
Liberal talker PETER B. COLLINS is ending his syndicated show on FRIDAY (3/20). The show, based at KRFA-AM, LLC Talk KRXA-A/MONTEREY, aired on CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KKGN-A (GREEN 960)/SAN FRANCISCO, CBS RADIO Talk KPTK-A/SEATTLE, CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KPOJ-A/PORTLAND, and two other markets.
COLLINS said that he has been "covering the costs of producing the show and delivering it to our affiliate stations by satellite. With phone bills and the other expenses, it adds up to more than $5,000 a month. We get a little advertising revenue and some generous listeners contribute, but most of it is absorbed by my small business, COLLINS MEDIA SERVICES. Until last summer, I was able to cover the costs from my work as a radio producer and consultant. Like everyone else, the BUSH recession has hit me hard." COLLINS also blamed the lack of liberal talk stations in many markets and the difficulty competing with larger syndicators for his show's demise.