Tag Archives: Localism

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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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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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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Fact Checking Rush

Several talk radio people have thrown out a factoid on the air about the “Fairness Doctrine” – that news/talk has grown from a few hundred stations (before Rush) to about 2,000 today – because the fairness doctrine went away.   Before I get … Continue reading

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