Formerly heard on WDGL 98.1 FM The Eagle in Baton Rouge and WKBU Bayou 95.7 FM in New Orleans, the show on Monday began being broadcast from 5:30 to 9 a.m. on iHeartMedia radio stations in both cities. In Baton Rouge, Walton and Johnson can now be heard on N/T WJBO 1150 AM / 97.7 FM. In New Orleans, the show will broadcast on New Talk WRNO 95.5 FM.
According to the suit, “neither party ever gave to the other any written notice of intent to terminate or not renew the W&J Affiliation Agreement … as required in order to avoid the automatic renewal of the contract.”
The suit also suggests the two sides spent much of October and November butting heads over new terms for the contract. Guaranty was trying to reduce Walton and Johnson’s base fee amount in exchange for a longer contract term. The duo was unwilling to agree to such changes, the lawsuit says.
The suit is seeking unspecified damages to be determined at a trial. Michael Eckstein, a New Orleans-based attorney for Walton and Johnson, says his clients deny the allegations in the suit.
In a Facebook message, Guaranty says a new live local morning show will be introduced on Monday, Jan. 9.