Saturday, May 18, 2019
SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY TALKER SCOTT PARKS SUFFERS 'TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME' BLOCKS TKC & SEEMS AFRAID OF IMPENDING KMBZ DEPARTURE!!!
Yes, we've seen the ratings book concerning KMBZ talker Scott Parks and it ain't pretty.
In the grand scheme of things, terrestrial radio overall is becoming a dinosaur among fading legacy media. Audiences are moving over to satellite and streaming services as the beloved form of local communication is now an extreme niche.
Recently, we discussed this trend and the implication.
We waited a beat and then got a very angry note from Scott Parks demanding apology. We advised him not to hold his breath waiting for it.
What I'm hoping is that it's all a ploy to get more attention in order to lift his saggy numbers. It's Saturday so I don't mind playing along.
I don't want to get into many specifics but among the denizens of radio it's very clear that Mr. Parks has a quick temper and on-air he has shown his angry side more than a few times.
Even worse, whlist TKC is now, thankfully, spared from his sweet tweets . . . Mr. Parks continually pens furious messages in response to Prez Trump that often seem petulant, petty and dyspeptic.
Finally . . .
AMID HOUSE CLEANING AT KMBZ, REPLACING SCOTT PARKS HAS BEEN RUMORED FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND HE DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH FANS TO KEEP HIM ON AIR FOR LONG!!!
Again, we'll qualify this statement: In fairness, Mr. Parks has lasted longer than most local talkers but his recent lefty flip-flop angers longtime fans of BZ and generally the dude just isn't fun to listen to if only because he always seems kinda peeved . . . That might be fun for awhile but enduring the inner-conflict of a flyover country radio dude might be too much for peoplewho are mostly listening for traffic news, background noise at work or because all of their friends at the retirement home are dead.
As always, we wish Mr. Parks what Quakers call "peace at the center" as every dude must inevitably resign themselves to career change.
You decide . . .