That makes perfect sense, BA does not want to work with a PD that 'has a feel for music" I worked at a SJ station where the owners and GM hired BA to consult. Our PD decided he wanted to add Corinne Bailey Rea's "Girls Put Your Records On" and Kepler went balistic. The single had been out for about a week and no other station in the country was playing it. I remember hearing over the speaker phone Kepler screaming at my PD 'How the hell can you add a song that has never been tested?" He had it yanked by that night. Now if memory serves me, that song went on to be Grammy nominated for Song of the Year. That should give you some idea about the instincts that Kepler brings to the table.
It's almost scary how some of these Kepler/BA "incidents" mirror one another.
Steve Scott, former PD at the now defunct WJZI-FM, Milwaukee, WI, also had some not-so-favorable comments about his experience with the Kepler/BA cartel at the following (click on the link to read)...Steve Scott Blasts BA