jry, kudos for being the little engine that could. Merry Christmas sir!
With talk on the Columbus board about Gary Richards simulcasting Cleveland lib talk 1460 on Columbus' 1580 AM, it seems like you do have some critical mass with the ability to cover two markets. I wonder if this would work with a station like 1160. I'm sure the programming is too Cincinnati-centric, but maybe with a little tweaking? Cincinnati and Columbus are two different worlds, right down to the sports teams of interest, but it worked in the old Avco days for TV.
The reason I'm asking: I wonder if it could work now, and maybe give stations enough critical mass to be able to hire live talent again, as opposed to torturing us with the likes of Laura Ingrahm and all the B and C-list syndicated talkers.
Maybe live talent doesn't work with two million people, but might it work with four million (Columbus + Cincinnati)?