LA Radio Heading Toward The Sh*tter, Says Adam Carolla
Gone from KLSX 97.1 FM, Adam Carolla has taken to the Internet. The North Hollywood-native’s first podcast was released today. It spanned a commercial-free 37 minutes. This begins Carolla's promised Monday - Friday daily podcast.
CBS Radio, parent of KLSX, turned their FM talk station to Top 40 last Friday at 5 p.m. On his podcast, Carolla says the reason was reflective of “the economic times we’re in. It costs too much to pay a bunch of guys to talk verse playing Justin Timberlake records.” Carolla believes LA radio is in a general sad state. “I think terrestrial radio’s heading toward the shitter, at least out here in LA. It’s pretty much Ranchero music, Top 40, and hot-bullshit-talk."
Carolla says “The Adam Carolla Show” was doing well despite their station's cancellation. “Obviously we did alright with our target demographic, or I wouldn’t keep getting bonuses from Los Angeles and all the affiliates we were in,” he says of his ratings. His popular KLSX morning show featured witty co-host Teresa Strasser and sound effects genius Bald Bryan Bishop.