My day began with the sad news that Radio-info.com as we know it is going away. The owners are retiring and Tom Taylor (my main source for radio industry news) is leaving to pursue other interests. Radio-info.com is going to be run by Michael Harrison, who currently runs Talksers magazine. Talkers is focused on a narrow part of the radio business. The consolidation of radio into Clear Channel, CBS and Cumulus, and the decision by Arbitron to stop publishing ratings for non-subscribers makes covering radio a lot less interesting.
As previously announced, today is the final day of the Mark and Brian show on KLOS-FM in Los Angeles. KLOS-FM is owned now by Cumulus, and just think of all the money Cumulus will be saving!
My move to Chicago is all on track. My “Stuff” is being picked up on Monday, so at some point between now (Friday) and Monday, the web site will go down while the server is carefully packed and put into the trunk of my car. Probably around a week from now, it should reappear online, but there are no guarantees in life. I’ll still have internet and email access via my iPhone no matter what, and I have internet service working at my new place in Chicago. It could be up as early as Wednesday.
I hope to see you in a week, but if not, thank you for your support and interest in what I’ve done here for the last 8 years or so.
Fred (aka Art Stone)