This is an opinion based message board right? That's my opinion. This isn't a fan site for "The All News Station That Will Last 6 Months." Just as some of you are really excited about this disaster waiting to happen, I think it will fail. That's my opinion. The majority of Houston could care less about this station. Have you all not read the articles or taken into account the opinions of those that aren't fans of Lana and J.P.? You're basing the assumption that this station will be a success on the few that have commented on this.
Just because you have "recognized" names, doesn't mean anyone will tune in. People were tuning out at KTRH when Lana and J.P. were there. What makes you think they'll be bigger at this new station so far up the dial? Because it's FM? Think again.
MyOp (or is it TheClearAnswer or maybe even EasyMoney), I know in corporate radio, that the opinion of the listener doesn't count much... but... as you said, this is an opinion based board so here's one from a "FORMER" KTRH LISTENER. About the only thing left worth listening to on KTRH is traffic with Darby Douglas (if he is still there). The talk format that pretty much drives both 740 and 950 is getting old, primarily because there is so much re-tread discussion (and Berry screaming too much... and I'm even a conservative). One of the things that had kept me listening to KTRH in the morning was Lana and JP delivering the news... since they were dumped, I pretty much just listen to my Ipod while driving to and from work. Now... if the all news station lasts only 6 months, it will be a sad loss, but its demise WILL NOT, be what brings back listeners that have been lost from the so-called news talk stations. There are a growing number of people out there who are tired of having formats forced down their throats, and, tired of seeing some of the best radio talent around, sidelined and treated like they are washed up. As a listener, I'll do my part in helping this station stay afloat, but I am only one. I do know of many who have the same disgust for what is being dished out at the "former" new stations, and I will do my part in making sure they know of the alternative that will be coming on line soon. Radio One... Thanks for taking the chance and putting quality people back on the air who the listeners know and trust.