One thing upon which everyone could agree: something will happen, today.
And it did: After more than four years, The Commentators, John Carlson and Ken Schram were split up and given back-to-back talk shows on KOMO radio (m-fs, 9a- 3p). That means Carlson will go up against Rush Limbaugh, and Dave Ross- word is Carlson will be putting more emphasis on "lifestyle." (This to the delight of Bonneville suits who believe by KOMO giving up on midday news blocks, KIRO can win it back).
Fisher, we hear, had little choice: the two have no-cut contracts.
The question roiling Radio Town on Friday is: after pulling the plug on KOMO's Nine2Noon and The 'Tators, will Fisher kill off heritage talker KVI as we know it? Staffers and outside insiders fear that it is so.
Rumblings are they'll flip to all-syndication or music.
While we seriously doubt that AM music will be back, what we know for sure is: Fisher has recovered a little on the teevee front, but radio, even with market leaders KOMOAM & Star 101 is still sucking.
That means KVI.
(Whither Bryan Suits?)
In other ways, it's obvious the money-draining KVI has sucked company hind nipple for a long time... the website has been seriously neglected with no podcasting (except for Suits) nor means of interacting with listeners.
Stay tuned, more changes are supposed to be announced. A New Day dawns Monday.