Thursday, July 16, 2009

Don't Worry Be Happy - The World Will Not Come to an End

Since Allan Sniffen wrote a memo calling for the demise of Saturday Night Oldies there has been a flurry of activity and speculation among the show’s most devoted listeners, some of whom read this journal.

Here are the facts:

The show has been rebranded as Saturday Night.
Mark Simone plays mostly 70s and 80s music
There has been more talk and less music.
The show has been cut from 4 hours to 3 hours
Some former diehards have stopped listening
The message board postings have declined.
The show is doing well in the ratings and the management is satisfied with the advertising dollars.

The major speculation is that the show is experiencing a slow death and will soon be taken off the air. Readers and listeners, please heed my call:

Change is inevitable
Nothing in this world is absolutely permanent

What will happen if Saturday Night Oldies is cancelled?

The world will not come to an end
Mark Simone will be on the Saturday morning show and will fill in when other WABC hosts are off
There will be other sources where we can hear oldies or classic hits.
The virtual community spawned by the message board will not die. We will have Meets and Greets

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