KCBX to stop airing supervisor meetings
July 25, 2012
KCBX announced they no longer planned to air the San Luis Obispo County Boards of Supervisor meetings in a letter to the county received on Monday.
In the letter, KCBX General Manager Frank Lanzone said the station would no longer carry board meetings after July 31. However, county staff negotiated a tentative agreement with KCBX to continue broadcasting the meetings through the end of the year.
Through a grant, the county pays KCBX, which has carried the board meetings for 30 years, $20,500 a year.
Paul Severtson, KCBX development director, said that things have changed in the past 30 years with the board meetings now being available on cable TV.
“We also now cover three counties: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Monterey,” Severtson said. “So it is not relevant programing to a large portion of our audience.
“Interrupting a normal weekday isn’t great radio programing and we get a lot of comments during our pledge drive. We lose listenership we would like to regain,” Severtson added.