Our grand ole Nashville AM radio controversy took less than a week to make it into the New York Times (free registration required).


The longest-running marriage in the history of radio, the 76-year relationship between the Grand Ole Opry and its broadcast home, WSM-AM in Nashville, is teetering on the brink as the struggling station faces a likely change from its country music format.

This is the first time I am aware of the change being characterized as “likely” rather than “possible.” As the article contains quotes from the Gaylord CEO rather than “a company spokesman,” it appears the Times has better sources than the local media.