Talk of the Sound Radio will air tonight online at 6:00 PM just not on WVOX 1460 AM.
Airtime: Fri, Aug 12, 2011 6:00 PM
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As some readers may have noticed, Talk of the Sound did not air this morning on WVOX 1460 AM as scheduled. Shortly before going on the air Matthew Pryce and I were asked to sign an agreement regarding a new station policy. It is a part of the new station policy that no host can go on the air without signing the agreement. Neither of us was willing to sign the agreement and so Talk of the Sound Radio was taken off the air.
Whitney Media has every right to set policy. This is not a First Amendment issue as no one has a right to have a show or be put through as a caller on a privately-owned radio station. We were told that all the other hosts had signed the agreement. Matthew and I recognize all of that but respectfully disagree with the policy.
The topic of this evening's show will be the agreement proposed by Whitney Media to Robert Cox and Matthew Pryce and why we could not, in good conscience, sign the document.
I have always been grateful to have the opportunity to have a show on WVOX and want to thank Bill O'Shaughnessy, David O'Shaughnessy, Don Stevens and Bob Marrone for their past support of the show. Perhaps at some point the policy will change and we will be welcomed back but until then we will continue to produce Talk of the Sound Radio, providing the same hard-hitting reporting and discussion that listeners have come to appreciate.