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May 18, 2012


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Bob Struble still has his fucking monopoly!

Eduardo Caballero

Eric, this article is a great piece of advise that, I hope, this industry will take seriously.
Localism -for the benefit of advertisers and radio operators alike- particularly now, when the US population is so fragmented, and Minorities are not Minorities any more in many parts of this Country, LOCALISM, I repeat, is essencial.

david aamodt

Radio LISTENERS deserve a great local product...Radio ADVERTISERS deserve a great, local product.

IF Corporate radio is unwilling to put LISTENERS and ADVERTISERS before their STOCKHOLDERS...then eventually there will far fewer LISTENERS and ADVERTISERS...

As the old FRAM OIL FILTER ads used to say, "You can pay me now, or you can pay me later!"


“HD Radio on the Offense”

"But after an investigation of HD Radio units, the stations playing HD, and the company that owns the technology; and some interviews with the wonks in DC, it looks like HD Radio is a high-level corporate scam, a huge carny-shill. Between the high prices, poor listening options, homogenized content, and a decade and a half of FCC dealings that went into this monopoly, critics are calling the move to digital radio a 'catastrophe' and a 'complete giveaway' to behemoths such as CBS. All the major radio players, such as Clear Channel Communications, are iBiquity investors. Which means Clear Channel is paying itself for the right to broadcast, and every mom-and-pop station that wants to go digital also has pay the big boys. Nice setup!"


HD Radio remains Bob Struble's monopoly, at the expense of the smaller broadcasters.


I know! Let's expand our spot breaks to seven and even eight minutes, twice every hour. And let's not even try to keep conflicting clients from airing next to each other, like Autozone and Car-X. See, there's something for both listeners and clients! Everybody wins!

Andy Lynn

Great Post! Radio stations should be gearing themselves towards implementing a simple and easy Radio Mobile App, as they are HOT right now and our in HIGH demand!

Andy Lynn

Eric Zimmett

Nice column.

I worked in radio for nearly four years after I graduated from Penn State (Journ '08).

I'm now a tech columnist.

Here's my latest column, published Sunday, on Pandora and the future of radio: http://bit.ly/J8VNCQ

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