If WEMP would go in the direction of talk radio, what type of talk might we expect to hear on FM ?
I hope they go News/Talk to resemble KFWB or KGO.
WEMP had the chance to go like classic KGO, long form news blocks AM Drive, Midday, PM Drive. Mostly or all-local talk. They chose all-news. No way will they go like classic KGO, not with Rush & Sean possibly available. The void for local talk in New York will likely remain, sorry to say.
Maybe someone can help me out here... in the most melting-pot-resembling city in the melting-pot country, what would "local" talk sound like? Do the majority of Manhattan talk radio listeners care about what the city council's up to? Does ANYONE in the suburbs care?
You have mostly local talk on KFI LA, market #2 and another melting pot market. Despite demo issues, WGN Chicago remains all-local and has high ratings. WLS-AM (a Cumulus station) airs more local programming than flagship WABC, a New York station by ID only.
New York is a melting pot, but there are more than enough English-speaking listeners in the tri-state region to do a successful local or mostly local talk format.
But WHAT is that local talk? You're telling me where there are local hosts, but what are they talking about? Are they dedicating to local topics, or are they talking about national issues? If they're talking about national issues, then who cares if they're ONLY on in NYC?