I noted in my November radio-ratings piece that KSTP-AM evening host Matt Thomas is exiting for Houston. It’s no secret that Hubbard Broadcasting-owned AM1500 is struggling, its Twins deal likely won’t be extended past 2010 and changes need to be (and are being) made.
Still, Thomas says he wasn’t pushed out.
“Definitely a jump not a push,” he says, noting that “besides offers in Houston from two different radio groups, the Hubbards offered me a 2-year extension.”
The Space City native notes, “The future of the Twins after 2010 was a factor but in the end going back home with some great options was too good to pass up. KSTP has its challenges right now but from an employer-employee standpoint, they are the finest people I have ever worked for my 18 years in radio.”