WXCO station manager Steve Resnick says he made the decision to switch to a progressive format because it was hard to compete in a market already saturated with right-wing talk. Whether the station will one day hire a full-time local host is uncertain, however.
“We’re exploring the avenues to enhance the programming locally,” he says. “And it all depends on how well the current programs are performing with our listeners and advertisers.”
While the news that John “Sly” Sylvester and the entire WTDY news staff had been fired en masse was definitely a disappointment, this news about WXCO’s format switch to and efforts to get Sly back on the radio are certainly encouraging.