Renegotiating contracts can be a tumultuous affair. That's what syndicated radio host Michael Baisden learned after he and his staff were locked out of their radio studio, owned by Cumulus Media, this week, reports Politic365.
According to a statement released by his publicist, Baisden, who "commands a daily audience of over seven million listeners," states that he is "unable to discuss the particulars but concluded that a deal could not be made on mutually agreeable terms."
The communication states that Baisden, now in his tenth year on the air, wants his radio family to know he did everything in his power to continue his show without interruption.
"We're already planning to return to the air as soon as possible in a way that will give the ‘Michael Baisden Show' a more direct relationship with our affiliates, and most importantly, our listeners," cites Pamela Exum, his business manager.
In the meantime, the situation between Cumulus and Baisden has turned rather unpleasant, and Exum said in a written statement, "We regret to inform you that the "Michael Baisden Show" staff has been denied access to the Cumulus studios.
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