I noticed it driving through Plano early this morning. 104.1 FM was gradually dying, succumbing to the superior power and/or atmospherics of that East Texas talker. It is now completely off the air. The 1310 AM signal is all but unintelligible in parts of downtown.
The top-rated station for the most desirable demographic and it's unhearable in the heart of its listening area. This has been going on so long that technology can no longer be blamed. It is sheer upper-level management incompetence.
What would happen if, next time contract renewal comes around, Mike Rhyner or Junior Miller or George Dunham said: I'll sign up for another few years, but I want a clause in there that if that signal doesn't improve to such-and-such a level -- and these things can be quantified -- by such-and-such a date, I can leave the station with $XXX,000 in severance and no noncompete.