from the Charlotte Observer on Bill Rosinski, the former play-by-play voice of the Carolina Panthers and host of a sports talk show that was broadcast here in the Triad.
Bill Rosinski’s sports talk show was abruptly canceled by the syndicator and has been replaced temporarily on WFNZ-AM Charlotte(610, 1660) by Tony Bruno of Sporting News Radio.
Rosinski said Wednesday he was told by Danny Fontana, who syndicated the mid-morning show through his Charis Radio Network, that the show wasn’t attracting enough advertising to make it profitable.
“It was not in his best financial interest to keep it going,” Rosinski said. “I’m sorry it came to an end the way it did.”
Casey Shannon, executive vice president of CRN Communications, said that the show had been squeezed out of some Carolina markets because of aggressive competition from ESPN Radio, which pressured stations to carry their product.
At one time, the show was on four stations but in the end, it was carried on only WFNZ and WBLO-AM in Greensboro-Winston-Salem.