Whoopi Goldberg Loses Last Major Radio Affiliate
Moonbat Celeb Whoopi Canned In New York City
Just weeks after claiming she would reshape her faltering radio program to focus on a New York City audience, Whoopi Goldberg has now been cancelled even there.
According to press and trade reports today, Wake Up With Whoopi was yanked from WKTU-FM today without warning, other than a brief note sent to staffers mere hours before the change. Poor ratings were cited by the station.
Recently, after similar results led to terminations in Chicago and Philly, your Radio Equalizer speculated that Whoopi's radio days appeared numbered. Now, one can easily expect the syndicated program to be shut down, perhaps in the next few days.
Goldberg's radio troubles haven't prevented her from continuing a long trend of moonbat meltdowns, however, with this recent example cited by Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters:
As NewsBuster Justin McCarthy reported Monday, "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who grew up during the "Jim Crow" era, actually said that America is "not as free as it was when [she] was a kid."
A few hours after this aired, Congressman Peter King (R) of New York was Steve Malzberg's guest on WOR radio.
Malzberg read Whoopi's comments to King, who responded by first saying, "They are absolutely insane these people," and then explained how they "reflect that hardcore base which is driving the Democratic Party, and which is causing otherwise fairly responsible politicians in the Democratic Party to do really wrong things, and to act totally irresponsibly"
From the New York Daily News on today's cancellation:
After almost 16 months of only modest listenership, Whoopi Goldberg's morning radio show has been canceled by WKTU (103.5 FM).
A memo circulated to the WKTU staff late yesterday said the station will stop carrying Goldberg's nationally syndicated show as of this morning. Launched on July 31, 2006, the radio show was intended to be a less strident alternative to "shock jock" and Morning Zoo radio.
But it never found a big audience and didn't crack the top 10 in New York.
Add Whoopi to the long list of celebs who have failed at talk radio. Will the corporate suits ever learn?
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