Could Jack Diamond be headed for the West Coast? Agents for the top-rated WRQX-FM (107.3) morning personality have been discussing a new contract with Capital Cities/ABC for months -- and so far, no deal.
The sides met Thursday, but "no conclusions were reached," acknowledged Ross Eatman, a Philadelphia-based lawyer-agent involved in the negotiations. Because things are at a delicate stage, he declined to comment on the discussions. His brother, Bob Eatman, a Los Angeles lawyer-agent, is Diamond's primary representative and could not be reached for comment.
His contract prohibits him or his agents from agreeing to a contract before summer, but allows his agents to have casual conversations, Diamond said. Although he declined to identify the interested stations, he said three local outlets have voiced an interest in hiring him, and a major Baltimore station has talked about a big salary and the syndication of his morning program. Other lucrative possibilities exist in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and several other cities, Diamond said.
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