Like most of you, I read about the apparent demise of AM 790 as a sports station in today's Commercial Appeal. I just felt like it would be appropriate here to say that a lot of those guys over there are acquaintances of mine, and I am sad to hear that they have lost their jobs, especially at this time of year.
Radio can be a cruel business in that sense. You typically do not get any notice when you are fired, and the termination is immediate. It happened to me once. 30 minutes after doing a show, I was gone. No notice, no nothing. Just fired. When people are still paying off Christmas/Hanukkah gifts and trying to spend the holidays with family and friends, it is especially difficult to find out you've lost your job.
Professionally, I suppose it is beneficial to have one less competitor in a market, but that doesn't mean any of us at Sports 56 have any desire at all for anyone else to lose their jobs.
To Matt, Dave, Forrest, Jeff -- You are all great guys, and I respect each of your work. I wish you guys all the best in your future endeavors, whatever they may be.