Infinity Broadcasting is a Fly By Night Operation

It isn’t news to anyone that Infinity is a low down bunch of slimy bastards, but it seems that the demise of WHFS left a lot to be desired, even by their standards.

According to my sources, the station manager only found out about the changeover twelve hours before it happened, and most of the sales staff and talent found out about an hour before the switch was flipped and HFS became El Zol.

If you are a fan of The Junkies in the morning (in my humble opinion, the most godawful radio morning program since the ill-fated morning team at the classic rock station I listened to in Sacramento in the early 90s) it seems they’re working on a deal to take them back from whence they came to WJFK.

More details as I get them.

6 Comments so far

  1. xantha (unregistered) on January 13th, 2005 @ 9:42 am

    That’s pretty common these days. They seldom let the talent know because they don’t want them to stop showing up or start ranting on the air… riling people up. Not that it really matters at that point anyway.

    Is it better to blindside people? Unlikely.


  2. RootBeer (unregistered) on January 13th, 2005 @ 11:40 pm

    I need my nightly dose of Loveline.

    Where are they going to have Loveline now? Where? No, there won’t be Loveline anymore.

    Man, this sucks.


  3. JennB (unregistered) on January 14th, 2005 @ 6:02 pm

    RootBeer, you might be able to find a website, maybe for another radio station, that streams Loveline.


  4. Heather (unregistered) on January 16th, 2005 @ 1:49 pm

    I read that the latino music market is 10% in the area. I cannot believe that the Alternative market isn’t more than 10%, and now those people have no where to turn. Is it my imagination, or was that a dumb move on Infinity’s part? Plus, now they have to compete with the other Spanish stations, while there really was no alternative to their previous format (sorry DC101 fans, it’s not the same…).

    I will miss Zoltar, and Subterrannean, the most. There is NO where to hear any of that music now. I am also sorry to see Tim Virgin go.


  5. John (unregistered) on January 18th, 2005 @ 9:58 am

    A good place to check out for getting the music you heard on HFS, and a whole lot more alternative variety for that matter, is DC-based XM radio (www.xmradio.com).


  6. Dan (unregistered) on January 19th, 2005 @ 9:14 pm

    That really was pretty slimy. I e-mailed a couple other stations to suggest they pick up Loveline so everything can go back to normal.



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