Monday, November 20, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY TALKER GREGG KNAPP TESTIMONY ON KCMO RADIO DEPARTURE & PUBLIC SPEAKER CAREER!!!



Last week our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY broke news about career moves and local harsh times for a radio network struggling to survive amid Internets competition.

Here's confirmation and a bit of personal reflection on the news posted today from a leading Conservative and one of the leading Kansas City broadcast voices regarding his transition . . .

New Career Path For Greg Knapp:

Having a career as a radio talk show host is a crazy ride. Last Friday, I was told KCMO was going in a new direction and they were firing the local hosts. I just wish I could have said goodbye on air.

I want to thank all the listeners for the 6 years in the KC Metro. You are the reason I was able to increase the ratings from the very first day I took over the morning show back in 2011. You are the reason I have consistently had the highest ratings on the station.

Through all the numerous changes in the station’s on air schedule, you stuck with me. I sincerely appreciate it.

I also want to thank and praise my producer, Martell Love, for the great work and support he’s given me. He is a tireless worker and I hope he gets the position and pay he deserves.

I know there are better things out there for me. I am open to new opportunities in radio and I’ll continue guest hosting for syndicated hosts and for local hosts around the country.

I’m also enjoying my professional speaking business, based on my book GO! How to Find and Pursue Your Passionate Purpose. I help organizations and frustrated team members get crystal clear on their purpose in and out of the workplace, so they can be more engaged, happy, productive, and successful. It is so rewarding to help people get excited about their career and their life.
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Read more about Greg's adventures at his website.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely a class act.

KMBZ should think about taking him on with their business channel. He would give the a huge following.

I'd listen to him over Parks any day.

Anonymous said...

Internet killed the radio star?

Greedo said...

"Star" might be a bit of an exaggeration.

Anonymous said...

Like his style on radio. Would definitely consider going to one of his coaching sessions. Seems like he had a good take on the local and national news scene.

Anonymous said...

He was the best talent in KC.

Anonymous said...

Some people call it KCMO racist radio.

I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to hobodom

Anonymous said...

Greg had a show styled very similar to KSFO, local news and topics interspersed with some national topics. He did this very well. I can't for the life of me figure out why they didn't shuffle him to 7-10 and get rid of Becka first; or let him try a four hour slot like the trend on KMBZ. He had commuter ears, but not many office ears as he was signing off as many were actually sitting down to the grind (myself included). At least, if there is at least, this time it's because KCMO is swirling down the toilet.

Here's a serious question: what happens when a radio station goes bankrupt? Does it completely go off air? Even holding the various broadcast licenses/permits? Do they attempt a format shift? Which stands little chance of being successful? Or is it really just the end of terrestrial broadcast?

Anonymous said...

If I had the money, I'd buy KCMO strap a mic to my rear and just fart all day; I'm really gassy.

Anonymous said...

@5:37 comment nailed it. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

It's such a pleasure to NOT hear the voice of that slobberin' stutterin' screamin' Tom Becka.....but I was willing to brave that so I could hear Greg.