Fans of Conan O’Brien, soon to leave NBC’s “Tonight Show” under less than happy circumstances, have been voting on what job offer he should take. One of the leaders is a radio gig in Fargo, ND.
The Fargo Forum newspaper has been following the voting closely. As of Thursday morning, the offer from WDAY-FM “Y-94” of an on-air job as morning show sidekick was leading, with 42%.
There’s no word on how much Y-94 is offering O’Brien. Consider that the combined salaries of the entire morning crew, plus the GM and sales staff, wouldn’t stack up to his previous paycheck. The station website says the offer is for minimum wage. But then, he has that $33 million severance deal from NBC to fall back on for a while.