On 4/23/2012 10:40 AM, Debra Tash wrote:
Dear Mr. Santrella,
You really don't understand your audience if you believe this decision was made in the best interest of your company. The people who listen to conservative radio are a loyal lot. Take for example what occurred when one of our local stations in Ventura County KTVA 1520 dropped Mark Levin. They were flooded with calls and emails. Your lineup has been greatly weakened. I listened to your new host and she does not engage the subject matter that interests us with solid intelligent dialog. She comes off with a perky, let's talk kind of banter. This country is falling further into a socialist state and you just cut off one of the most effective voices we have from one of the largest markets in the nation during the drive time commute. Beck was the key to retaining your listeners. We won't be tuning into Heidi Harris, sorry, that's just the facts. If this is a good business decision, I'm mystified by your logic.
In closing, and with all respect, if we had been more skeptical of change this once great nation wouldn't be in the shape it is now.
On 4/23/2012 9:45 AM, David Santrella wrote:
Your email was given to me from Mr. Atsinger.
Thank you for caring enough to write regarding our decision to cancel the Glenn Beck program on KRLA.
We did not take this decision lightly and I can assure you that it was made with the best interest of our listeners and our company in mind.
I hope that you will give our new morning show a try. Heidi Harris joined us today from 6a – 9a, providing us with the opportunity to more closely cover the big stories impacting our local communities while still providing a keen understanding of the larger issues that impact our nation and our world.
Change is generally met with some skepticism, but I do hope you will give our new morning show the opportunity to win you over.
President, Salem Radio Division
From: George Miller
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 11:12 AM
To: David Santrella; Edward G. Atsinger III
Subject: Response to your email regarding Glenn Beck - removal from KRLA 870
I protest your removal of Glenn Beck from KRLA 870. Hard to believe that he wasn't very popular and that you didn't already have adequate local coverage. The things Beck covers are of great interest to many and important to all. Since talk radio covers things ignored by so-called mainstream media, this represents a further narrowing of the spectrum of ideas available to the public. Closer to the bottom line, it may also increase the migration of listeners to other vehicles which will provide them information they need and want.
From: David Santrella <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: microcapmaven <email@example.com>; Edward G. Atsinger III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, Apr 23, 2012 11:21 am
Subject: RE: Response to your email regarding Glenn Beck - removal from KRLA 870
Thank you for your opinion George.
From: David Stewart
To: david.santrella /span>email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, Apr 23, 2012 12:53 pm
Subject: Silencing Glenn BeckI think that you perhaps misunderstand the audience you are chasing away with your decision to replace Glenn Beck. He has been a prescient voice warning his audiences of coming events and conditions that almost no other voices have brought to today's media. Your decision will more that impact your bottom line, it could affect the security and happiness of your family and friends as our world devolves into the chaos that is sweeping the entire world. Information is our most important defense.
David M Stewart
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David Santrella <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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