Some of you may recall when SF blogger spocko http://www.spockosbrain.com/ posted audio of hate speech on one of our local stations.
In reply that station got his ISP to take him down. He got a new one right away and the audio was still there. Ah melanie in all her idiotic glory for all to hear! Well it turns out hate may be popular here, but not enough for her to keep her on the air here. It took a while but KSFO at least has dumped her, and one hopes they get the rest of the hate parade they broadcast daily off as well;
But at 9:05 a.m. Monday, after completing the highly rated morning talk show she co-hosts with Lee Rodgers, she was summoned to the office of KSFO program director Ken Berry. He told her that her contract would not be renewed when it expires March 31. She has worked at KSFO for 14 years and at sister station KGO radio and other affiliated stations for 12 years before that.
Several times, MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann bestowed her with his nightly "Worst Person in the World" citation - most notably for saying that Keller should be tried and convicted of treason for stories published in the New York Times about the Bush administration's monitoring of international bank transfers to track terrorist financing. "I would have no problem with him being sent to the gas chamber," Morgan told The Chronicle. She once said about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, "We've got a bull's-eye painted on her big, laughing eyes."
Sure Citadel can talk about generic "across the board cuts" because they don't have to break out WHO was costing them how much money. And I'm sure Morgan's supporters may decide it is a conspiricy by the liberals to get conseratives off the radio, but Morgan has no one to blame but herself for the station losing money which led to her contract not being renewed. All her future employers might want to notice this.
It was the advertisers who chose to go elsewhere rather than be associated with her and her co-hosts. We simply reflected back to the sponsors what the hosts were saying on their dime. Smart companies like Visa, MasterCard, Bank of America, FedEX, Borders Books, In and Burger and CSAAA all left KSFO when they realized that they didn't want their brand tainted by these kind of comments.
But no matter what, Spocko deserves a bit of applause don't you think?