The San Diego sports station is owned by Broadcast Company of The Americas. According to several of the hosts, communicating by social media, the station went dark at about 11:30 a.m. Company President Mike Glickenhaus told everyone needed to get together for an urgent staff meeting where he explained to them they were taken off the air by the people who own their tower.
Glickenhaus told them the people who own the signal have decided they are no longer interested in being partners with BCA Radio.
In a recorded message posted to the station website host Darren Smith said he wasn’t too surprised by this because it had happened before to two of the other stations the company owns. He also said there’s a lot of stuff that will come out in time but for legal reasons he could not share them at this time. He did say this is incredibly disappointing. “It’s heartbreaking. There are people in tears at this radio station. There are people worried about there future. Everything about this is miserable.” Smith said is this it for the radio station? And his answer was, “I don’ know. I don’t know.”
Afternoon host Scott Kaplan said there was a relationship issue and a break down in negotiations between the owners of the signal and the parent company of the radio station.
The station’s morning show team, Ben & Woods, tweeted that their show will be streamed on The Mighty 1090’s app and website today.