97.1 FM To Quit Talking This Friday

97.1 FM Talk radio station will shut down on Friday and return as a pop station run by AMP Radio And so it goes in local radio...another station is shutting down and re-emerging as something the consumers apparently want more. In the wake of Indie 103.1's demise comes word that 97.1 FM, where folks like Adam Carolla, Tom Leykis, Danny Bonaduce, and Sam Phillips take the mic, will be no more as of this Friday, according to Defamer. News spread when Phillips made mention of the shutdown in a Facebook status update. Word has it the station will revamp and roll out again as an AMP Radio affiliate, playing such current faves as Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and Rihanna. And if it's happening on the airwaves, the proof is on the internet: "According to Radio Insight, someone recently, quietly registered the web domains AmpRadioLA.com, Amp971.com, and Amp971fm.com" a few days ago. And what of 97.1's chatterboxes? "A Howard Stern Show news board is reporting Carolla, who replaced Stern after Stern left for Sirius, has been fired." LAist recently interviewed Carolla's co-hostess, Teresa Strasser.