I asked former 99X employees to share their thoughts regarding the developments at 99X. I'm going to post one a day. Some are longer than others. All were good. Today's contribution is from Wally. Wally is on a Christian radio show called Total Axxess. It's easy to make fun of the Christian music industry, but at probably 1/8th former new Morning X's budget, Wally puts on a great show that is entertaining, even for a liberal lapsed Baptist like myself. Here's what Wally had to say:
I am not all that sure of what happened. I have heard different reports. The truth is I find it ironic that people that threw me and Fred under the bus finally had the same thing happen to them. They survived the take over of Cumulus and saved their jobs for what? Is a few more years of employment at a company you don't like worth your integrity?
The saddest thing was watching a heritage station like 99x spiral down out of control. I find it interesting after Chris Williams, Toucher and I were forced out they kept trying to use us as the excuse for the station's poor performance when the reality is, after our departure, they never got back to near the ratings we had.
Even though I still come home to Atlanta every weekend their demise doesn't really affect me since I, like a lot of other people in Atlanta, already took them off my radio preset.