Premiere and Cumulus are awaiting your call. They each have two of them.
Before you pick up the phone, a bit of history, thanks to the lengthy career of the amazing Gerry House who was syndicated by Premiere in 1993.
The show initially attracted an impressive list of large markets, but lasted in syndication for less than a year.
Two theories, since the show was, as usual for The House Foundation, filled with budding stars and Gerry's amazing creativity and humor:
- A February Nashville ice storm paralyzed the city and there were limited opportunities to talk about it as much as the local, live competition did in real time. That Winter book was down for WSIX after a very long reign at the top of the rankers for House. After refocusing on the local community only, Gerry House and his team were back at #1 the next book.
- Affiliate station ratings were also disappointing, and many stations that cleared it (I happened to work with Denver's at the time) reported that their listeners didn't understand the Music City-centric content, choosing instead to listen to the local, live country station which had more to do with their values and info needs.