This is a short but sad story about a once-great radio station. Let’s call it KXXX. It was, for many years, “the voice of” the community. Had as many as four or five full time news people back in the day. This morning one of our reporters called the station regarding a pretty good story in their community.
“The phone rang and rang and rang. No answering machine. Nuthin.’ So then I called the main office number. I got one of those automated answering systems. It told me to push this or that number for this or that person. There was no number to push for news. And when I automatically got the system operator, it was automated too. And it asked me to leave a message.” (sigh)
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