Larry Wilson used to be the bomb.
Bought up all those stations and put them into his Alpha-male company.
Went out of his way to remind us that they are all live and local with autonomy that could only be hoped for at other groups.
And then … well, the wheels came off.
Alpha is no longer the quintessential live and local radio outlet touted.
Suddenly, orders were coming down from on high at corporate.
No choice – just yes, sir!
The natives were getting restless.
All of this because Larry Wilson was hell bent on buying that crappy little radio company known as Digity with only one or two markets that could enhance the company.
But the debt made him act funny.
He dreamed of going public but that ship has sailed.
Now we learn that heavy-handed corporate decisions are being met with such resistance in places that it is tantamount to open revolt.
And then the unthinkable happened.