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The Obamafication of Clear Channel begins

A curious announcement today in the San Antonia Biz Journal Read it here Clear Channel is “donating” 4 AM radio stations to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, which has pressured the FCC for over 20 years to give preference … Continue reading

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Caroline Beasley misled Congress

“Good morning Chairman Boucher, Ranking Member Stearns and Subcommittee members, my name is Caroline Beasley. I am the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Beasley Broadcast Group, a family-owned company, which owns and operates 44 radio stations … 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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Localism and Diversity in Radio

Much talk is swirling around radio at the moment as the new Obama administration begins to exert its considerable influence over the FCC. Localism is the notion that radio should be responsible to “serve the public interest” of their local … Continue reading

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The economy and AM stations “going dark”

Just a gentle reminder that I’m not a “radio biz” guy – I’ve never had a job in radio, don’t own anything related to radio, don’t derive any income from radio… so I could just be connecting dots that make … Continue reading

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Radio, Sarbanes Oxley and Economic Collapse

Following the removal of national radio ownership limits in 1996 (that was the first term of the Bill Clinton Administration for those keeping score at home – after the Republicans gained control of the House in 1994), an orgy of buying  … Continue reading

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LPFM – Should you care?

Low Power FM is a new radio service created by the FCC in 2003, and the movement picked up speed near the end of the Bush Administration.  Low-Power FM licenses non-profit entities to set up a 100 watt (or less) … Continue reading

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