The Radio Carousel returns, unfortunately, for Live 100.5

02.11.2010 by André Natta · → 5 Comments

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UPDATE, 2.14.2010: A newer post includes more information, including background and plans for a concert later this week.

Live 100.5‘s days may be numbered. Former station program director Dave Rossi hinted at what many local alternative music fans are talking about today yesterday via his Facebook status:

“The corporate sharks are circling and the end is near for yet another great radio station….or so I hear.”

A new Facebook group, Save Live 100.5, seems to have confirmed it with their creation earlier today. It currently has 850 members as of the initial posting of this piece.

Citadel Broadcasting, the station’s owner and the nation’s third largest owner of radio stations, filed for bankruptcy protection in late December. There is no official word as of yet, though advertisers with the station have stated on the Facebook group page that they’ve already been informed of the format change.

The station’s lineup includes Reg’s Coffee House, hosted by Scott Register. The station launched in August 2008 and then Terminal contributor Whitney Sides Mitchell had some fun covering its launch for us.

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jmerz
jmerz

Please see valuable information about how the deregulation of radio has done real harm to our society. Don't buy the corporate mind rot that is promoted everywhere these days. See the link:http://futureofmusic.org/press/press-releases/r...Free the Music! Citadel has no imagination.

Kayla
Kayla

In just TWO days- from 850 members to 11,059 members in that Facebook group at the time of the posting of this comment. (2/13/10 11:57am) That should say something about the passion the listeners have about this one-of-a-kind station. It will be a shame and a disservice to the artists & musicians and a huge setback to the Birmingham music community if it is pulled.

Ross
Ross

Why can't we sustain good radio in Birmingham?!!!??!!

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