AURN Dropping Bev Smith Show
October 3, 2011 at 3:22 AM (PT)
AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORKS is ending the BEV SMITH syndicated show as of OCTOBER 28th, reports the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
SMITH told the paper that her departure is not due to rumored ill health, but alleged that the move is "about being a certain age and gender."
Pres./Program Operations JERRY LOPES responded that the show's demise is one of "several expense reductions made in response to declining ad revenues and a sputtering economy" and noted that the show's ratings showed a large percentage of listeners over 65 years old.