by Tom Finkel
Say what you will about WGNU (920 AM)'s new owner Burt Kaufman and his decision to turn the talk-show station into a Christian-music channel. The man is not a religious zealot. That is, he's not like the Taliban. Kaufman embraces technology, especially the Internet, e-mail, scanners and Adobe Acrobat.
On Saturday Kaufman sent me this PDF attached in an e-mail, asking that I make a clarification to my initial post. While under the station's new format all the weekday hosts at WGNU will lose their shows, Kaufman says they'll be invited to audition for a new evening talk show.
I responded via e-mail to Kaufman that I'd be happy to clarify the blog entry, although I didn't think I misstated any information in the initial item. Further, I asked him why the station had already converted to Christian music when he told me that no format changes would be made for two to three weeks.
Late yesterday I got this response, in which Kaufman apparently printed out my e-mail, penned a reply in longhand, scanned it into the computer, converted it through Adobe Acrobat to a PDF file, and then attached it to an e-mail and returned it to me. Phew! I'm worn out just thinking about it.
Anyway, there you have it. WGNU has changed ownership. The former hosts are invited to audition for the new evening show and, so far as I know, no other decisions have been etched in stone.