Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Houston: Radio One Drops News On KROI

The news format on KROI 92.1 FM Houston/Seabrook has ended.  Radio One pulled the plug this morning and issued a statement on the station's website.

"News92, Houston’s first FM all-news radio station aired its last broadcast Wednesday, October 8, 2014. 
We’d like to thank the News92 staff for their outstanding service, our advertisers and each of you our listeners and web visitors for your support. This difficult decision is a result of sustained poor ratings performance and significant financial losses over the past three years despite the substantial financial and human resources we invested. Unfortunately, the market hasn’t shown a sustainable appetite for news radio, but each of you motivated us daily to produce a high-quality news program. Together, we made history."
KROI 92.1 FM (21.36Kw) 60dBu Coverage
Some 47 employees have been laid off, including some of Houston's best-known and most experienced newscasters, including longtime KTRH 740 AM morning anchors JP Pritchard and Lana Hughes, former KRIV-TV26 anchor Mike Barajas, veteran traffic reporter Lanny Griffith and sportcasters Craig Roberts and Jorge Vargas.

KROI never reached a 1.0 share in Nielsen ratings. It is now stunting with all Beyonce songs as “B92“.  Listen-Live: Click Here.

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