KDAY-FM Los Angeles began dismantling it’s mostly syndicated weekday lineup by dropping Syndication One’s “The Mo’Nique Show” last month. This week the proverbial other shoe dropped as the Westwood One syndicated “The Wendy Williams Experience” was also removed from KDAY. Newly signed station consultant Steve Smith has moved the station in a music-intensive direction, but kept “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and “The Michael Baisden Show” to anchor morning and afternoon drive. KDAY market manager/GM Karla Santos says about the changes, “We needed to get back to serving the needs of our listeners, and the fastest way to do that was a music intensive format.” Obviously this is terrible news for Syndication One and Westwood One as both lose marquee shows in the nations largest radio market and as Westwood stock prices drop to an astounding 15 cents a share.
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