Great Scott Pulls Plug On WPAZ – Literally!

In a dastardly move, Great Scott Broadcasting pulled the plug on WPAZ 1370 AM Thursday morning at approximately 10 am.  Jay Warren was called into a “meeting” by Great Scott management and while he was in the meeting the signal was cut and Jay was told WPAZ no longer “fits” into Great Scott’s plan.  WPAZ was Great Scott’s first radio station and has been a Pottstown fixture for many, many years (since 1951).

The radio station is for sale. 

So you couldn’t have put the radio station on the market and tried to sell it before pulling the plug?  I would think it will be a harder sale now. 

Of course, the same tripe that CHS used “Pottstown is a great community, the hospital radio station is great, the people are great” yada, yada, yada was blabbered about by Great Scott but they still shut WPAZ down with no warning and laid-off six people right before Christmas.  Jay Warren has been at WPAZ for 26 years.  Nice way to show Jay how much you appreciate all his hardwork and dedication guys.

Again, corporate greed, absentee ownership and a total lack of concern about Pottstown rears it ugly head.  The lame excuse given was that it’s too far away from Ocean City, MD where Michael Scott lives.  Bull @#%!

If we are all so “fabulous” here in Pottstown, you have a funny way of showing it.

Thumbs down and thorns to Michael Scott and Great Scott Broadcasting for their shabby treatment of the Pottstown community.  Shame on you!

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