You're going to have to follow me on this one...it's a bit of a domino effect.
Friday, the former oldies station switched formats. This left the entire on-air staff out of work, including a popular morning show in the Nashville area.
Star 97 switched their format from whatever it was to the oldies music. Now, I don't ever listen to Star 97 except from 6 to 10 a.m. to hear Rick and Bubba. Well, it appears the station management is considering replacing Rick and Bubba with the on-air morning show from the former oldies station. This morning, Rick and Bubba said they were unaware of this possible switch until over the weekend. A decision is supposed to be made today about their future--will they stay on Star 97 or will they move to another station owned by the company in the local area?
I've been trying to find a way to contact Star 97 all day via e-mail or a phone call to voice my support for Rick and Bubba. But their web site is down and the phone is busy. So, I am not sure if I'll have my morning hilarity when I get up tomorrow morning.
If you're a Nashville fan of Rick and Bubba, take some time to make a call or drop a line. If Star 97 drops the show, maybe we can get another station to pick it up here in town. The show does have a loyal, dedicated fan base.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/16/2005 03:25:00 PM