Originally Posted by ThoraX695
I hope he's doing well. Has he sold his stations yet?
No. Extremely difficult in these economic times.
We briefly talked about ION affiliation and he said they (ION) want to focus more on cable/satellite vs. on OTA stations.
On a personal note, I really hope he doesn't "pull the plug" on his stations but also see his point that it's not a good business decision to lose money on a daily basis. He doesn't think anyone watches his stations (I disagree) and no one will notice if they suddenly goes "dark".
Elliott, in my opinion, is a respected, local broadcast pioneer from the 90's and today since he really gave it ALL to put these stations on the air - and keep them there.
I'm considering starting a Facebook page to help build support for WKRP/WBQC - may not do anything to change the situation but at least a vehicle to express appreciation for his efforts.
With more and more people "cutting the cord" and going to a combination of OTA & internet video streaming, better times may be ahead for independent, OTA. Espcially in a Top 50 medium market. Good luck Elliott - hang in there!