KNX Deteriorates Under New Management
Even before George Nicolaus was removed, KNX had gradually cut into its news presentations with special hours and features. It failed to recognize that the reason listeners tuned in, for the most part, was to get the hourly news and nothing else.
Now, new management has cut back the CBS national news at the top of the hour to three minutes from five, and it has tied up much of the middle of the day with business news, and the weekend with computer news, food news. etc. For the most part, it gives no synopses of state and local news after the CBS news, mentioning just one story at the outset rather than three or four as it used to..
I wonder what their readership surveys show. They must indicate that the numbers of listeners are down. The station is simply not doing what it used to do quite well -- give the significant news of the hour every hour -- and it has slipped way below its sister station in San Francisco, KCBS, in this respect..
It's time to let KCBS know of its shortcomings.