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Posted by in This Blog on June 17, 2010
KNRS 105.7FM has fired Bob Lonsberry, arguably the most influential conservative talker in Utah radio. The reason given is KNRS claims his ratings had slipped after they switched to a different rating system and changing from AM to FM. This excuse is preposterous since Bob Lonsberry has been extremely popular and very influential in Utah Politics which is most likely the cause of his forced exit from KNRS.
Bob Lonsberry is very influential and played a roll in the undoing of Senator Bob Bennett at the Utah Republican Convention. Lonsberry was very vocal in his opposition to the three term Senator and has sent shock waves through the Utah and National Republican establishment. Lonsberry’s firing is the establishment’s backlash against what they see as an assault to their power.
The other contributing factor that may have led to KNRS dumping Bob Lonsberry is the fact that he endorsed Tim Bridgewater against Mike Lee. Bridgrwater has suspended all advertising from KNRS in response to the Lonsberry firing. Energy Solutions is backing Mike Lee’s Senate campaign and also happens to be one of KNRS’ main sponsors. Could their be a connection? I certainly hope not but if so it could spell trouble for Mike Lee among conservatives who listened to Bob Lonsberry, which are many. Just ask Bob Bennett.