According to The San Diego Reader, Tegna has no interest in staying in the radio business, and the KFMB-FM morning show is already looking for work. Tegna (formerly known as Gannett) bought KFMB-FM and AM along with TV Channel 8 for $325 million last December (Kagan says the radio part of the deal was $22 million). KFMB-FM has been the radio home of The Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw morning show since 2010. They’ve been together for 28 years. At the end of the month the show will be without a contract at KFMB-FM.
The San Diego Reader says a reliable source gave them this statement: “Few believe that Tegna intends to keep KFMB-AM/FM. It’s a TV company and its management has shown no interest in running a competitive radio station.” The source told the paper that there was no offer for the morning show to stay at KFMB-FM.