Category Archives: Opinions

“Performance Tax” vs “Must Carry”

You’ve probably heard radio ads recently from the NAB encouraging you to “Call your Congressmen” to complain about radio stations having to pay a new “tax” that Congress is currently considering.   Everyone hates taxes, especially if it is big radio … Continue reading

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Mancow’s Water Boarding “stunt”

Mancow recently agreed to “be waterboarded” and after 6 seconds jumped up and declared, “Yes, this is torture”. This is wrong on so many levels. Other than getting him invited to do TV shows and making him a hero on … Continue reading

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If the FCC really wants “localism”

If the FCC really wants “localism”, let’s start with Television and see how that works out.  [Disclaimer: I haven’t watched TV since 1996] With the new “Show me the transmitters near ‘X’” feature,  if you poke around for just a … Continue reading

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Taxation and radio

As states grow more and more desperate for tax money (laying off employees seems out of the question as an option), States are going to get more and more aggressive at trying to collect taxes.  Rush is warning others in … Continue reading

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The Myth of Evil Conservative Clear Channel

During the George W Bush era, many of the Huffington Post types kept beating the drum that Clear Channel is an Evil White Conservative network because they were focused on the tip of the iceberg (Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck), … Continue reading

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Succession Planning – the flip side of localism

Having watched the comings and goings of radio stations now for several years, I want to bring up a subject for the FCC to consider as it rethinks local radio. One of the societal benefits of “Big Corporations” compared with Sole Proprietors … Continue reading

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Requiem for Citadel/ABC

If you’re a news/talk addict, you are likely aware that it is a fundamental principle of “News” that if you have bad news, you announce it on Friday, preferably too late for the evening News shows.    Nobody pays attention to … Continue reading

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Clear Channel – Job Cuts part 2

Today (April 28th), Clear Channel announced it has cut 590 jobs around the country, according to the Wall Street Journal. In the model of GM’s school of management, when faced with slumping sales and financial trouble, Clear Channel is going down the … Continue reading

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Radio Campesina

Does the name César Chavez ring a bell?  What if I mention grapes? Back in the 1960s, the cause of the day within the Democratic party (other than the Vietnam war) was the Grape and Lettuce Boycott that were organized … Continue reading

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