Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A Voice Goes Silent

Word comes today from About Face co-host Dennis Stout that the host station 1190 NovaM in Phoenix is shut down. "I went to cut the promo for next week's show and found a chain and padlock on the studio door."

The news is not surprising. The station, supposedly the flagship of a progressive successor to Air America, has gone through a business and operational meltdown. I don't know the details. They've been through several station managers in the past year. They fired Sean Ryan, the engineer who made us sound so good on About Face. Their signal was off the air for days during a studio relocation and has been erratic ever since.

Sic transit gloria media.