Since CBS radio switch WXYT to 97.1FM last week, I've had numerous questions regarding radio in and out of the Detroit market. So, I will attempt to give you some insight, as much as I possibly can.
"Will 96.3 or 93.1 AM go talk, Detroit is far too big a market to NOT have a talk station, right."
ANSWER: Yes, Detroit will get a "talk" station. I don't think it will be a "hot" talker like 97.1. I don't think 96.3 and 97.1 are necessarily the only candidates to go FM talk. There are a few FM talkers around the country that are more traditional and feature Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. I would suspect that there is at least ONE FM signal in Detroit that could go "political/issues" talk in pretty short order. Think about the under-performing FM's in Detroit. Keep your eye on them.
"Do you think WDFN will go to FM on 106.7?"
ANSWER: Not likely. WDFN is a highly successful radio station with great revenue and a loyal audience. The question you have to ask is, if DFN was moved to FM, what would they do with 1130am? They already have an AM station that makes money why torpedo it when you don't have too, WXYT went to FM out of desperation, they had NO revenue, they had nothing to lose! The more likely scenario is that FM Talk is introduced into the market on a signal that people think DFN would populate.
"How can I stream your show in Austin?"
ANSWER: Log onto AM1300Thezone.com between 4p and 7p weekdays!