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Date Posted: 09:41:13 08/26/17 Sat
Author: JM
Subject: Re: O'Brien and Garry promoted to FM
In reply to: FreddyE1977 's message, "Re: O'Brien and Garry promoted to FM" on 13:07:27 08/24/17 Thu

Well, no. First, it was Cigna and the K Team as the Bogut replacement. Honsberger was not included. Later they tried a combined Cigna-Honsberger show and it was disaster because of the clash of egos. They even put tape down on the studio carpet to delineate their turf. KDKA dissolved that combination fairly quickly.

But to the original point, Rick Starr, the GM at KDKA at the time, admitted that revenue suffered when Bogut left and it took time to build things up again.

KDKA would have kept Bogut but he wanted a deal that included TV, and KDKA didn't have anything for him. So he took the combined offer from WTAE. Neither end of that worked out the way WTAE thought or hoped it would. The TV show was canceled pretty quickly and they wound up buying out the last year of his radio contract.

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