Local Radio Stars Silenced

San Diego-based radio talk-show hosts have suddenly become an endangered species, leaving listeners with few places to hear chatter dedicated to both local politics and national issues, according to a published report.

In recent weeks, the station known as San Diego 1700 has severed ties with Stacy Taylor and Mark Larson, both longtime staples of local talk radio, apparently in favor of less expensive alternatives, VoiceofSanDiego.org reported. The top-rated afternoon show of former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock, meanwhile, has abandoned its local focus to appeal to a new, national audience.

In the political talk arena, KOGO's Chip Franklin and KFMB-AM's Rick Roberts are now the only local hosts on commercial stations during weekday mornings and afternoons.

For the full story, read the VoiceofSanDiego.org article "San Diego Killed the Radio Star."

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