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Dan Le Batard’s show with Stugotz used his local time portion of their podcast to discuss folding Miami’s 790 the Ticket. Much of the show’s staff previously worked at The Ticket and had many memories and thoughts about the end of an era for the brand.

Le Batard started off by saying he felt like he made four different grievances about the station, but it still stirred something when the news became official. Le Batard asked Stugotz, one of the station’s founders, how he felt at the time of the switchover.

“I wasn’t as sad as I thought I was for a couple of reasons,” Stugotz said. “One: super proud of what we have accomplished and built there. Second, and I’m serious about this, it probably lasted 17 years longer than I thought it was going to last and for that I’m grateful.

The show went on to talk about one of the station’s last mainstays, Jonathan Zaslow, who was let go recently and how it was the last connective tissue many had at the station where they started.

“My connection point (at 790 le Ticket) was the people there,” Mike Ryan Ruiz began. “The final nail in the coffin was when they let go of (Jonathan) Zaslow, who was one of the first 790 recruits. They did it in a rude way, I felt but…”

“Oh, that was rude. That was rude,” Le Batard interjected. “And that’s what upset me. of some of the things that happened with local time at the end that I thought was disrespectful. But what they did to Zas was horrible. What they did to Zaslow after 18 years of service, l calling and giving him no explanation is awful. The awful part of this awful radio thing.

Ruiz said Zaslow should have received an explanation and it wouldn’t have taken long.

“Actually the explanation Zaslow should have gotten was ‘we’re consolidating the two stations and don’t worry, we’ll tell the Miami Heat for you’. That should have been a nice little human touch as far as the thing goes. of Zaslow.


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