For those who have missed, over the last several weeks, the reasoned voice of Mike Moran on WSAR don't despair.
With big changes in store for WSAR's morning lineup Mike's time at the mic came to an end. WSAR stated that they tried to work something out with Moran but scheduling conflicts necessitated a parting of ways.
Slowly but surely those who listened to Mike have expressed their sadness and outrage. There are those of us who looked forward to an hour of discussion and debate with someone who wanted to further the conversation, not win the argument.
There are people who value the insight and perspective that Mike Moran brings to the table. If WSAR is no longer able to give Mike a vehicle to share his opinion, it seems that the Herald News is offering to replace Mike's mic with a keyboard.
In a large ad on page A2 of the Sunday Herald News, the paper announces that a "community icon now in the Herald News." "Mike Moran is now writing for the Herald News." The ad goes on to say that Mike's column will run every Thursday starting on March 20th and that he'll be "bringing an intelligent, reasoned approach to the happenings of Fall River."
Lefty's view: This is a great move by the Herald News. Mike has a built in audience and if it's not a big enough audience for WSAR, it will certainly help sell a few more newspapers. I have no doubt that Mike will be a great asset for the Herald but will Mike Moran columnist hold the same appeal for those of us who liked Mike Moran the talk show host? I'm looking forward to finding out!