Bonneville did a superb job moving news and talk to FM. WTOP Washington, KTAR Phoenix, KIRO Seattle, the KSL simulcast in Salt Lake City have all benefitted from the move to FM.
ESPN would be wise to watch the developments with Inner City, particularly WBLS New York. ESPN desperately needs a full-market FM in New York. If ESPN gets an FM in New York, CBS may have to bite the bullet and blow up one its NY FMs, probably 92.3 for WFAN-FM.
News/Talk will do well on FM in New York if it's mostly live and local. Moving WOR or WABC to FM with all their boring, syndicated programming won't help their demos or ratings. A reinvented WOR on FM, with mostly local NY area oriented programming would be very successful and rejuvenate the WOR brand. Where's Bonneville when we need them?