[Radio] We're still keeping periodic tabs on Michael Castner, cast away from KSL Radio's Nightside Project in early November under the guise of budget cuts.
This talk radio-oriented blog emanates from Seattle, and was kind enough to cite our story on KSL's unceremonious dumping of show host and veteran radio guy Castner. From his home in Tooele, Castner tells us he's been "laying low," and "trying not to look in my rear view mirror." He adds he had nothing to do with the blogging interest in the story of his demise, or in helping it churn through the broadcasting world's rumor mill.
Meanwhile, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry--former sidekicks and proteges of Castner--are hosting Nightside. We listen occasionally. Ethan and Alex are trying hard, but frankly, the show's wheels often seem to be spinning off. We miss a certain level of professionalism and timing that Castner brought.
The scuttlebutt around town (and mentioned in the Seattle-based blog above) is that KSL will pull the plug on Nightside after the first of the year. It's just too expensive, too scary for the dark suits and white shirts in the boardroom and simply a failed experiment in trying to get those crazy kids to listen in. Possible replacement? A local sports show. Just what this market needs. Because, you know, we could use at least 27 of them in this two-major-league-sport metropolis. Blah. And I'm a sports fan for hell's sake!