This thing got real ugly, real fast. This week, we shared the surprising news that after 10 years, syndicated radio personality, Michael Baisden was calling it quits. Initially, the details remained fuzzy, as he hinted on his facebook page, the day before he said his final ‘farewell’, that he would no longer be on radio. The day before his departure, he shared a warm, fuzzy and semi-vague announcement. But a day later, things must have heated up and all hell broke loose at the station. The 49-year-old radio Chicago native shared his account of what happened on his Facebook page. He wrote:
The Michael Baisden Show Staff has been “Locked Out” of Cumulus Studios…really Cumulus? 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, affiliates, and advertisers of only 9 days to say goodbye and show our appreciation.
All their action does is make me more determined then ever to come back. And next time there will be no middlemen between me, my affiliates, and my listeners. Lesson learned! Now it’s time to get to work on the comeback… and I’ll be kicking butt and taking names when I return. 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!!!
~ Michael Baisden
P.S. You’ll hear per-recorded shows through March 29th. Shame, Shame, Shame… but it is what it is, let’s move on, we have lots of work to do!
Radio (and TV for that batter) can be cut-throat, right??!!