Baisden was syndicated by our friends at Cumulus Media. He is another of the talents inherited from Citadel who inherited him from ABC Radio.
Reportedly his long term contract was for $6 million a year – there is no way Lewis Dickey is paying that kind of money in 2013. The contract was up at month end. Michael has an unexpected week off, not at all unusual in radio, unless you are extremely trusted by the owners to not act up during the final week.
He’s in the database, but I’m barely aware of him
Roughly speaking, he is the afternoon version of Tom Joyner. He’s a black man on black radio stations talking only to black people about black topics. He’s a microphone for the Democratic Party, providing a regular forum for Barack Obama. We live in two Americas – if there was ever any doubt.