Perhaps Cumulus is getting around to demanding pay cuts, maybe advertisers realize how few “progressive” talk stations are left…
Whatever the reason, hot on the heels of Randi Rhodes – Ed Shultz will do his final show on Friday of this week.
His show overlapped the time period of Thom Hartman. Ed was never part of Air America, although he was carried on many Air America affiliates. When Air America failed and went into chapter 7 bankruptcy, that compressed the on air talent from Jones Radio and Air America into Dial Global – which is now owned by Cumulus Media.
The big decision I’m still waiting for is the morning news show – who will survive? Jim Bohannon or Dirk Vann? Cutting costs means eliminating duplication of programming. Since Jim Bohannon also does his show in the evening, my guess would be that Dirk Vann will get the axe.