Earlier today news broke that liberal talk radio hosts Joel Heitkamp and Mike McFeely were loosing their statewide syndication deals.
In a humorous attempt to spin the move and save face, KFGO preempted Heitkamp and McFeely’s drop from the KFYR network by announcing that Heitkamp would be simulcasting his show on 740AM (owned by the same company) which right now caters to sports commentary. This is humorous for two reasons.
First, 740 really doesn’t cover all that much more territory than the KFGO signal does. Heitkamp’s still basically going to be broadcasting only to the Fargo region as opposed to the statewide coverage of KFYR and KCJB. Second, the sports fans are upset that Heitkamp’s show is going to be encroaching on their programming.
But don’t take my word for it. From KFGO’s Facebook page:
I’ll admit it. I’m enjoying a bit of schadenfreude right now.