They stopped taking live questions, several quarters back, after I "manhandled" them with intense questioning about the LA radio station that was being sold to the Mexican outfit. I fully suspect that was direct cause of their going to "written questions only."
1. Shareholders get no respect with this type of attitude.
2. He gets to screen questions in advance as opposed to live screwing.
3. He can answer questions anyway that pleases him without having another investor rebuffing.
By now you should get the idea of how easy is a conference call without annoying LIVE analysts and/or investors.
And yes, I have emailed some questions including when will this modus operandi will change.
And yes, the other poster, he is afraid of enemies he made.