No 'Big Board Sportstalk' next week
There will be no "Big Board Sportstalk" on WOFX-AM (980) next week because host Rodger Wyland will be on vacation.
As I wrote a couple of weeks ago in my "Behind the Broadcast" column, Clear Channel of Albany, which runs WOFX, won't hire a substitute host when Wyland is away. Instead, it will have live airings of "The Dan Patrick Show" at 9 a.m. Patrick's show will still be heard on tape delay at 3 p.m.
If I am a sponsor of "Big Board Sportstalk," I would complain to Clear Channel. The sponsor paid to be on Wyland's show, and expects to have their spots air on that show. If the spots aren't airing, the sponsor should ask for a refund, or pull the spots all together from future shows.
Then we will see how quickly Clear Channel hires a substitute host.