20
Mar
13

BREAKING NEWS!! SYNDICATED RADIO TALK SHOW HOST, MICHAEL BAISDEN HAS BEEN LOCKED OUT OF CUMULUS STUDIOS!!

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Nationally syndicated afternoon radio host Michael Baisden, heard locally on Majic 107.5/97.5, Tweeted this morning that he is leaving radio. His final day is next Friday, Marc h 29.  Based on his commentary below, it’s clear he couldn’t come to agreement with his syndication company Cumulus and the departure is not  voluntary.

At 3pm ET today, Michael and George (Willborn) will begin saying goodbye after 10 years on radio. Tell everyone to tune in and call in to show some love for the most thought provoking, funny, and socially active shows ever to come to radio!

[UPDATE: It’s now 3:20 p.m. and it sounds like a repeat on air. He claims on his Facebook page he’s been “locked out” of Cumulus studios so he can’t say goodbye.

In the words of Rodney King, “Can’t we all get along?” Just because we couldn’t come to an agreement is no reason to deprive the listeners, our affiliates, and our advertisers of only 9 days to say goodbye and show our appreciation.

All their action does is make me more determined than ever to come back! And next time there will be no middlemen between me, my affiliates, and my listeners. Lesson learned!

I’ll miss you family, stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for my daily inspiration post and updates on the return of The MB Show! The journey continues!!!]

Radio Factssays Cumulus is upset Baisden released information about his pending departure before negotiations were over, which is why they locked him out of his studios. 

Baisden, an author and speaker who loves talking about relationships during his afternoon show, has been hosting a radio show since 2003. He organized a rally for the Jena Six in 2007 and was also a big supporter of Pres. Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008.

He was first heard on Atlanta radio on what was then known as Grown Folks 102.5, which was an interesting amalgam of R&B and talk. He migrated to Majic in 2009 when Radio One dropped smooth jazz at 107.5.

Baisden leaving creates a potential opening for Frank Ski, who left V-103 because CBS couldn’t provide him a syndicated show. Ski is currently pitching a syndicated show. (Ski didn’t proffer any insight into that possbility.)

 

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