Thursday, May 16, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! STAFFERS LEAVING KMBZ AMID RATINGS DECLINE!!!



Once again we notice Kansas City legacy media enduring harsh times as technology and listening habits of the public evolve.

To wit . . .

RECENT HIGH-PROFILE EXITS HAVE KANSAS CITY MEDIA INSIDERS CONCERNED ABOUT THE FADING FORTUNES OF KMBZ!!!

To start the week, a cadre of listeners offered protest and conspiracy theories upon the departure of engineer and voice of reason Rod Babcock.



Dana & Parks worked diligently to calm the discontent via social media but nobody bought their excuses.

Then, last night Kara Marxer called it quits citing a cliché intention to spend more time with her family. She was a low-key fave for call-in radio dweebs . . .



The Kara controversy was less pronounced by still had many fans grumbling.

Reality check as BZ fell FAR out of the KC metro top 5 last year:

Terrestrial radio is continually losing listeners as satellite and streaming services now dominate the market.

Diehard defenders of the medium tout the universality of radio and devices for listening still found in nearly every home and car in the nation . . . But the same can be said of paper towels and there really isn't much of an industry or relevance for that product even though they made the Brawny man gay and then turned him into a woman. But I digress . . .

And so . . .



IS KANSAS CITY LISTENING TO THE DEATH RATTLE OF COMMERCIAL NEWS RADIO?!?!?



For a time, talkers dominated the discourse but a few years ago KMBZ ditched the hard right conversation and focused more on boomer humor to bring in better numbers. It seems that decision might have backfired.

You decide . . .

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

They were right to step away from right wing talk. The ratings at KCMO aren't great. That boner pill money isn't always so sweet.

Hyperblogal said...

Broadcast Radio is like a pie with 8,000 pieces.... just not enough for each.

Anonymous said...

Dana Wright is an idiot, the worst radio personality that evar walked the earth, hey, I’m being nice here!

Anonymous said...

10:55 there was a right wing talk show? Where?

Anonymous said...

Can't say I'm surprised. Bringing in Dana after Shanin quit was a boneheaded move, then giving her editorial decision to harp on prog issues was compounding that problem. Parks has always been a bruh, ready to go along with whatever Dana said or offer up a minor or poorly worded rebuke to the prog ideas. Rod and Kara were great voices but were not on air enough to make me want to listen. The daytime show is terrible too. Haven't listened to those two idiots since that Zac dude left for sunnier pastures, then Jayme let the prog garbo fly. Biggest question: will the PD decide to change direction? Not likely, they've bought into the prog-mind hook line and sinker.

Anonymous said...

Dana is a kind person and Scott parks is a never trumper, Jeb bush type of guy. There just isn’t much to talk about in Kansas City. Dana refuses to acknowledge the truth of the plaza and worlds of fun issue in Kansas City. Always sidestepping what it actually is.

Rod and Kara leaving is a sign for sure. Something is going on.

Anonymous said...

All in all decent radio chat except for that libtard show off Lickit.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they'll just decide to shift it all to a batshit crazy rant-fest full of wingnuts and trump masturbators....that should make the readers of this blog happy :-)

Anonymous said...

12:15 is there something really really wrong with you? Mental illness perhaps, you can get that fixed with proper psychiatric help and medication. TDS is real for you isn’t it? Poor baby.

Anonymous said...

12:15 All of your treasonous, scumbag Progressives who ran the Deep State are in Deep Shit.

Anonymous said...

they were right wing they have been losing bc they all turn liberal left dana and parks

Anonymous said...

Parks is a cafeteria Christian alcoholic. Dana is a clueless soccer mom. Their show is a shit-filled diaper. Only froth-mouthed geezers pooping their underwear in a heavily stained recliner tune in.

Anonymous said...

Put some pro trump personalities on there and the numbers will go up. Let the fairies listen to something else.

Anonymous said...

Exactly get those 2 libs off the air

Anonymous said...

I'm not shocked. The station is a shell of what it was.

I listIened to the midday show once and that was enough.

Johnny Weir has turned his show into Zoo Radio for the evening. Bring in 15 people and talk about anything but politics or local issues. Does Wier talk anything but pop culture or legalizing weed?

Dana Wright is the worst host in the city. She's a low information reporter. She got where she has in TV because of her looks. But once they started to fade, she high tailed it to the radio before she was walked out much like Karen Fuller.

She's an idiot. The reason why the show with Parks has been dumbed down so much is because she's not that bright of a person. I wish she was the one fired with Rod.

Pete Mundo is the king of Kansas City political talk right now.

Anonymous said...

Gotta agree. Parks, that booze-addled lefty bitch, got waay more liberal in the last year or so. Must have finally found somebody that would fuck him with his giant head and all.. he strikes me as a weak-willed son of a bitch. Probably got hen-pecked enough by the new woman to turn full on screeching lib. And dont get me started on Dana. Most ignorant, annoying bitch ever in the history of radio. Can't stand listening to that cackling troll.

The blame should be equally placed on both of their incompetent shoulders for turning a once halfway-decent station into horseshit. Looking forward to kmbz cutting them both. It's what they have earned.

Anonymous said...

If Parks would just get back into the booze, I bet it would really spice things up! Your choice, parks.. you wanna keep the job or what?

Anonymous said...

They piss off about half of their audience (one side or the other) when
they talk politics. It's frustrating to hear two people talk about the issues without knowing the facts because they're lazy.

Anonymous said...

I tuned in the other day to Dana and Parks show where they talked about the Plaza. Some of the most frustrating radio I ever heard.

First they spend it felt like an hour doing this dumb game called, "Mix Tape." OK, I guess. Then they finally talk Plaza and Parks asked Wright this question. "Why does this problem only happen on the Plaza and not another movie theatre's around the city.

Wright, in all her wisdom, says, "I don't know. I don't know." She...didn't...know...

Finally, Parks said after being bombarded by texts said they should stop beating around the bush and admit it's urban youths that's the issue on the Plaza. Wright felt uncomfortable and didn't want to answer Parks point. And she never did.

Want to know why KMBZ ratings are in the sewer? That's it. Fire Wright now.

Yes, Pete Mundo is the king of local talk. Too bad Christ Stigall wants to stay in Philly, he would be a great replacement for Dana and Parks.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Pete Mundo is great but he only has about 12 listeners. Sorry Gramps.

TR said...

They never should have replaced Rod. That guy is AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Someone call in and ask Dana directly the connection between the worlds of fun mob, the plaza mobs, and free day at the kc zoo. What is the common denominator? The only way to get her to be truthful is tactics used in medieval England. But that’s how progressives act and think. Deny the truth and embrace identity politics.

Anonymous said...

Parks has become a bit of a pussy. He used to be a conservative voice and now he is a lib - just like the Star and the other KC politicians. Read his twitter if you need confirmation.

10:55 is exactly wrong. Move towards right wing topics. People want it outside the downtown loop. I used to be super loyal...now I rarely listen.

And who is that fucking jackass on after Dana and Parks. He nauseates me.

None of this is a surprise

Anonymous said...

Gee Tony. I guess when you don't know the truth, just make things up and your followers will believe it.

Anonymous said...

Gee Tony. I guess when you don't know the truth, just make things up and your followers will believe it.

5/16/19, 2:18 PM

Thank's Scott Park. I guess Tony is glad you are a reader.

Anonymous said...

Oh if Scott is on here, I would tell him to quit while on air today. I'd rather listen to white noise on 98.1 while driving home than his stupid voice and his retarded sidekick.

Anonymous said...

Anyone broadcasting and attempting to profit off the likes of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh & Glenn Beck deserve the same obscurity,
ostracization and ultimate loser status reserved for those shows listeners.

Anonymous said...

Anyone broadcasting and attempting to profit off the likes of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh & Glenn Beck deserve the same obscurity,
ostracization and ultimate loser status reserved for those shows listeners.


Anonymous said...

Parks turned into a LIBTARD

Anonymous said...

What upset listeners, what pissed them off was the fact that Parks' response to Rod's leaving was chirping crickets. When Kara left he was choking back tears (or making a show at doing so). Rod...nada.

We know the drill, you can't say. His contract negotiations didn't get him what he wanted so he walked. Good for him!! But for Parks to say nothing about his Big Man from Texas...that's cold, man.