Mark Washburn of CharlotteObserver.com has an article on the WBT radio on air question and answer segment from Tuesday, December 2, 2008. General manager Rick Jackson and program director Bill White answered questions from callers regarding the dismissal of talk show host Jeff Katz. Citizen Wells was quoted stating “Jeff Katz was the one beacon telling the truth,” .
“WBT’s management team took over Jeff Katz’s time slot Tuesday to explain to listeners why he wouldn’t be on the air in Charlotte any more – ratings and research.”
““We made these decisions based on business,” Jackson said. “We do know collectively over time through research and ratings how people here perform.”
Station studies showed Katz had problems with the listeners, Jackson said. “We could see the fit wasn’t right here.””
“Callers offered varied opinions about Katz.
“I’m glad he’s gone,” said the first caller, Jim from Charlotte. “This guy, all he would do is the negative.”
Another complained that he disagreed with Katz and was cut off the air.
Others praised Katz for his dogged conservatism and community work. “Jeff Katz was the one beacon telling the truth,” said one listener who called himself “Citizen Wells.””
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Here is the Citizen Wells response to this article:
“I was born in the middle of the state, lived most of my life in the northern part of the state and have spent more time in Charlotte the past several years. Jeff Katz was the only media person in the Charlotte area presenting the truth about Obama. In response to his being negative, don’t shoot the messenger. When I began being in Charlotte several years ago, I was appalled by the problems here. School issues dominated the news but high crime is always lurking as a major issue. Throw in lousy roads and government. You really think Katz is negative? Once again, he was the messenger.
The Charlotte area owes Jeff Katz a debt of gratitude for revealing the truth, especially about Barack Obama.
God bless Jeff Katz.”