Monday, March 05, 2007

Channel 1049 Back From The Dead

Just over a year after Clear Channel closed the station down to broadcast a new Spanish language format Channel 1049 returned to the Bay Area airwaves this past week. The station's program director claimed in the Mercury News (updated link) (thanks Bardot) that "we've been hearing that listeners want their station back". Perhaps the new station's ratings being half what Channel 1049's were at the time of reformatting was the deciding factor.


bardot said...

have you read the reader comments????

they're HILARIOUS.

Daft Monk said...

I had skimmed the comments before and wasn't too excited to see the "English is the official language" rants that filled a few pages, but I went to check the story again and it looks as if the Merc deleted the original story and the comments. It's curious that the Merc felt the need to do that.