Radio-One has pulled the plug on its All News “News 92” 92.1 KROI Seabrook/Houston.
In a statement on the station’s website the company stated,
News92, Houston’s first FM all-news radio station aired its last broadcast Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
We’d like to thank the News92 staff for their outstanding service, our advertisers and each of you our listeners and web visitors for your support. This difficult decision is a result of sustained poor ratings performance and significant financial losses over the past three years despite the substantial financial and human resources we invested. Unfortunately, the market hasn’t shown a sustainable appetite for news radio, but each of you motivated us daily to produce a high-quality news program. Together, we made history.
The Houston Chronicle confirms that all 47 employees of the station have been let go as KROI is now stunting with all Beyonce songs as “B92“.
KROI had launched its All-News format in November 2011 as part of a run of new FM band News stations including Merlin Media’s “FM News” in Chicago and New York, Cumulus’ “All News 106.7” WYAY Atlanta, and CBS’ 99.1 WNEW Washington DC. Of those WNEW is now the only one remaining. KROI struggled to gain a large audience as it remained under a 1.0 share for much of its run with the News format and registering a 0.9 in what will now be its final monthly.