Category Archives: radio

How To Destroy Public Broadcasting

The recent firing of NPR commentator Juan Williams by NPR, for his remarks on Fox News Channel “The O’Reilly Factor” has led many to conclude that the only fix for Public Broadcasting is to destroy it. While I would be … Continue reading

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Media’s Collapsing Advertising Rates Everywhere (but the Internet)

Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on the collapsing advertising rates for radio networks prompting the highly leveraged radio nets to ask lenders for renegotiated covenants (since the radio networks are unable to maintain cash levels). Clear Channel, … Continue reading

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Media Failure Part One: Radio and the Death of Indie 103.1 FM

A lot of talk in the blogosphere and in newspapers and magazines has been about the incipient failure of newspapers. The Christian Science Monitor has gone online only. The same has happened with the Seattle Post Intelligencer and other papers … Continue reading

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