Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The Loop is Done

It happened so much faster than we thought it would. From this morning's RAMP Newsletter...

Loop morning personality Erich "Mancow" Muller was the last personality on the Loop and signed off for the final time yesterday morning. As we speak, the soon-to-be bulldozed Loop is running jockless until EMF takes control of the station on Saturday. As Muller told Feder, "Well, I love Christian music and wish them all the best. The Loop lasted 41 years. I had hoped we'd be on to celebrate her 50th. Lots of great folks will be without a job and that's very sad."

Other Loop staffers who may now be available: midday personality Lyndsey Marie, afternoon driver Tim Virgin, evening entertainer James VanOsdol, weekender Abe Kanan and reigning "Loop Rock Girl" April Rose.

Radio Ink described it this way...

For one of the most iconic radio brands a major market has ever seen, there was no week-long walk down memory lane. There was no reminiscing about how the jocks of old broke barriers and broke rules to produce great content. There were no rock star interviews about how much the station meant to them back in the day. There was just a memo and a flick of the off switch. Poof. Gone.

Seems like a sad way to end such an iconic station.