Tuesday, August 16, 2011

WXNT, Post Abdul

I had to hit the road early Monday morning to get to a meeting in Jasper at 9am, so I was able to tune in to WXNT 1430-am in Indianapolis at 6am for the first post-Abdul broadcast.

No surprises here. The Wall Street Journal morning show has replaced him, and talked about the same things the newscast that preceded it talked about- the Ames, Iowa Republican straw poll. It said all of the same things I had just heard on the Fox News Report, in more detail, but saying nothing new.

I gave up after the first segment and switched to the iPod. I listened to a few editions of the Cato Daily Podcast, and then enjoyed the Thinking Fellers Union Local 282's very great EP called 'Admonishing The Bishops', and then Siouxsie & The Banshees' 'Join Hands' album.

It's a loss. WSJ isn't going to give us any local perspectives. They didn't even give us a financial markets perspective. One might have thought they might take an interest in delivering their news from that angle, being that's who they are, and is what they could and should bring to the table. Alas. It's just one more national show among hundreds.


Todd S. said...

My first impression was that this is dreck. I listened to about 15 minutes yesterday and about 10 of it was commercials. And in theory I should like a show with the words "Money Report" in the title.

Mike Kole said...

The more I think about it, the more it is disappointing. WSJ really does have some unique assets at its disposal, but seems wholly unaware of it, at least so far as their radio show goes.

I'm betting that it is much more a product of marketing than it is the creation of a radio professional.