"my ego wouldn't allow me to work for $300,000 a year."
That's the message allegedly coming from KGO's Ronn Owens, who insiders courtesy of Rich Lieberman' 415 Media Blog say will retire in December, one month before his 6 year, -+million dollar a year contract is up. Owens, being that last of the long, full-time hosts left at KGO before the mass firing- squad last December , in which many speculated that his contract would not be renewed by Cumulus Media.
Cumulus, who really hate the idea of keeping an award winning talk format in one of the highest rated talk markets, based on listeners loyalty and replacing it with boring news and traffic( and part timers working for cheap-hoping-for-the-old-days-of-kgo-or-another-station-to-come-along) but we digress.
KGO drone-copter Eight-10
We have to wonder what is keeping other hosts such as KIRO' Dave Ross in the local market, is Bonneville any better than Cumulus in keeping and attracting hosts and loyal listeners or are they just biding their time til a KGOne event happens too?
We'll do a formal RIP for Owens when it happens.