Outside of just talking to several of the top programmers around the country who admit I am right in my assumption about at least 1 major syndicated show headed out the back door. I’m sensing my previous rants about a return to local/community radio is starting to look like a good idea to programmers too. I’m not sure how significant the absence of those local dollars no longer being generated for urban stations amount to but I have certainly talked to a good amount of programmers who are starting to question if there is really any true value of running syndicated shows, especially in the mornings. I have always stated that urban radio is the speaker for the black community. If there is a local issue taking place that’s a burning hot news item, how do you promote, talk about or address it if you are running syndication? I personally can’t listen to most of the syndicated shows. Brainless banter, stupid ass relationship advice, fake laughing, corny ass dated jokes and hosts who are simply out of touch with today’s urban radio listener. I always have to go back to V103 in Atlanta, one of the best programmed stations in the country with NO SYNDICATION and it works great for them. Time will tell.