Someone pointed it out in the comment section; Brian Lambert interviewed Jason Lewis in the MinnPost earlier today:
MP: But even The Patriot [AM 1280] is now all syndication. They used to have local bloggers with shows ripping the feckless liberals and all the usual stuff. Now, it’s all mailed in.
JL: It’s the only thing they can afford. They don’t have the budget for anything else. The economics of the industry requires a massive paradigm shift. And, as I say, it’s due to mismanagement, technology and debt, the overbuying of radio stations.
Lambert exhibits the attention to detail he always showed when he was the Pioneer Press’ “broadcasting reporter”.
AM1280 was always syndicated. The Northern Alliance started three years after the station went on the air – almost two years before AM1130 went all talk, before Jason Lewis left the Twin Cities for Charlotte much less before he came back and bumped Lambert’s show from the 1130’s lineup.
And unlike both of them, we’re still here. Different group of us, to be sure – but we’re still alive and kicking.
And I’d love to invite Lambert on the show to prove it. But I have no idea where to find him, or for that matter, whether he still really exists or not.
If you know where he’s at, please forward my invite.