Frank Ski taking over for Michael Baisden?


Nationally-syndicated radio show host Michael Baisden being locked out of the Cumulus radio offices was a brutal and unceremonious dismissal if there ever was one.

But is someone waiting in the wings who also recently stepped away from his radio rule due to negotiation squabbles?

According to recent reports, yes.

Baisden’s ouster leaves an opening for radio connoisseur Frank Ski, who ruled over the Atlanta airwaves in the morning for over 14 years before leaving V-103 in December, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

michael baisden frank-skiFrank Ski left radio, albeit temporarily, because CBS couldn’t or wouldn’t give him the syndication he so much desired. He is now shopping a syndicated show and refused to comment on his near or distant future plans. Radio One Atlanta boss Davies assured all that a contingency plan is in place, but he also declined to divulge any clues.

The timing of Baisden’s departure is indeed curious. Just last year, Baisden led the R&B station Majic to the No. 2 place in its time slot behind V-103 and gave them the highest share (7.7) they’ve ever had. The year before, the share was 5.4, so that is a significant increase. He is credited with two monumental milestones in recent years: galvanizing the nation behind the Jena 6 rally in Louisiana and for the work he did to help then-Sen. Barack Obama get elected president, for which Baisden received a personal phone call of thanks from the current commander-in chief.

Baisden who left radio for similar reasons as Frank Ski, told listeners and his vast Facebook following this: 

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