The News Corporation, parent company of Fox News, has reportedly made a bid of $5 a share for KOEH 108.3 FM. KOEH owner, Franklin Q. Dipperkripp, Mayor of Dipperville, had no comment until it was pointed out that KOEH is a community radio station and is not tradable on the market. "Phooey,' said the Mayor, "If they want to buy a going concern, they can pay top dollar. We got the best equipment, a captive listenership and the staff are going to be trained... soon." News Corporation did not return our calls.
As to the question of staff training at the station, Fingers McGee, accountant, receptionist, and web administrator said he cannot recall there ever having been training for the staff. "They just come by their skills and knowledge naturally," said McGee, and continued, "You can't train for what those people do in front of the microphones. How can you train for stuff that's made up as you go along. You can either do it or you can't. People are either born talkers or born listeners. We got talkers and that's what they do - talk. Being radio, it's easy because they don't have to listen. It's one way, all the way. Also, it's easy that we don't have to watch them."