Monday, October 31, 2011

Chris Patyk Joins Those Leaving "The Mountain"

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 5:00 PM

His morning show co-host Jennie Grabel was let go last week, and now Chris Patyk, who was also the program director for The Mountain, news station KNST and the somewhat accurately named Funny 1450, has been let go by Clear Channel as part of their nationwide plan to not have so many actual people on the radio.

I'm not the biggest fan of The Mountain or any of Clear Channel's stations in this market, but this seems like the move towards the nationwide broadcasts and wildly homogenized crap that everyone feared when the company was buying up every station they could get their hands on. At this point, if there aren't personalities on the air that I care about and the music is the same here as it is in Tulsa and Toledo, why shouldn't I just switch over to listening to Pandora stations that feature slightly more of the songs and artists I like and far fewer commercials?

The Mountain did an admirable job of connecting to the not-terribly-musically-adventurous-soccer-mom listening audience they cultivated between their Studio C performances and Jennie and Chris constantly out in the community, but I guess those days are likely over.

At least we'll still have the music of Colbie Caillat to get us through this tough time, I suppose. Best of luck out there, Chris.

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