Today’s Radio or Not podcast is my goodbye to a friend, 940 WINZ, which will become “The Sports Animal” this Friday evening. Hear today’s podcast by clicking here (runtime 19:26)

I’ve been waiting for the news for over a month now. We’d been hearing the rumors that the death of the only voice of reason on South Florida’s airwaves was imminent, and the rumors had been confirmed to me by a number of people who would know. We were just waiting for the word that the cancer had metastasized.

Today, I heard the word in the most insensitive way possible. Click here to hear what came out of my speakers this morning instead of the local news, which appears to have disappeared entirely. Talk about adding insult to injury!

Of course, your first thought might be “April Fools!” Unfortunately, it’s not a trick, but it is a bad, sad joke.

Come Friday evening, WINZ will be the 5th all-sports station in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale radio market, joining WQAM, 790 The Ticket, 640WFTL and 1400WFTL. In case you were wondering, WINZ out-performs all four of those stations in the ratings.

The parent company of the two WFTL stations also owns 850 WFTL. With a powerhouse signal, they show up in the ratings behind not only WINZ and WIOD, but behind WQAM and The Ticket as well. Perhaps one of those stations could be persuaded to give South Florida’s progressive community a new home.

Just an idea.

Hear today’s Radio or Not podcast by clicking here (runtime 19:26)