No wonder KING is King! No other classical station in any market has such an array of music services! Seattleites, be grateful you have such a jewel of a fine arts station!
Uh - we are, and have been - for decades now. But thanks for the admonishment, NJ dude.
Oh, and it wasn't KING-FM's idea to end the JSA early. From: http://www.radio-info.com/newsletter/html/tri-05112011.html
"...#2 is "The wind-down of the KING-FM Joint Sales Agreement", which the company says was a money-loser that it ended early, on May 1. Clipping the deal early cost it some one-time money, but CEO Brown says it was worth it – “This has not been a profitable venture for the company, since I’ve been here…I’m very much looking forward to operating this radio division without the drain on cash flow.” Fisher took over ad sales for commercial-classical KING-FM (98.1) in 2002, after Entercom gave up the job. Last year KING-FM (already run by a non-profit) announced it would be switching to a non-commercial business model in mid-2011, and you wonder if Fisher terminating the JSA early is one reason KING accelerated its conversion date. Fisher says the KING deal might’ve cost it $1 million a year in cash flow.