Posts tagged: commercial radio

mediageek 9 July 2009: Commercial Radio Plays the Same Old Songs

Nearly four years ago the four largest commercial radio owners promised to play more independent music as part of a consent degree arising from the payola scandal. But still, not much has changed. The Future of Music Coalition has been tracking radio playlists to see if commercial stations have been keeping their promises. FMC’s Kristin Thomson joins to discuss the situation.

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mediageek 18 June 2009 part 2: Jerry Del Colliano on Radio’s Future

On part two of the June 18 program Inside Music Media’s Jerry Del Colliano talks more about the importance of localism in radio and how Steve Jobs and Apple created the future of music media that commercial radio completely lost. I also read some listener comments on the future of radio.

This part 2 is not intended for syndication to mediageek affiliate stations.

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mediageek 18 June 2009: Inside the Consolidation and Decline of Commercial Radio

Jerry Del Colliano is veteran radio industry insider who watched as the industry consolidated at a rapid rate following the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He foresaw how that consolidation would jeopardize the business of radio built on local service and innovative programming, commenting in the industry newsletter Inside Radio. After leaving the industry to teach at the University of Southern California Jerry is back, publishing the blog Inside Media Media, where he covers the future of audio media. On this edition of the radioshow Jerry talks about the decline of commercial radio and how the industry lost an entire generation of new listeners.

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mediageek 4 June 2009 part 2: More with Alec Foege

This is more of my conversation with Alec Foege, discussing Clear Channel Communications and the decline of commercial radio. In this portion we discuss Clear Channel’s political leanings, Rush Limbaugh and the potential for a revival of commercial radio.

This part 2 is not intended for syndication. Mediageek affiliate stations please play part 1.

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mediageek radioshow 4 June 2009: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio

This week’s guest is Alec Foege, author of the book Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio. We talk about how a small, regional radio broadcast company from San Antonio turned into the largest radio broadcaster in the country, along with becoming the poster child for the destruction of commercial radio.

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On This Week’s Show: Clear Channel and the Decline of Commercial Radio

I’m excited to have as this week’s guest Alec Foege author of the book Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Decline of Commercial Radio, now out in paperback. We’ll talk about how a little regional Texas broadcast company grew into the nation’s biggest radio owner, changing the fundamentals of the radio business in the process.

Tune in live this Thursday, June 4, at 9 PM Central to WNUR 89.3 FM in Chicago, or online live at WNUR.org. If you miss the live broadcast catch mediageek on one of the affiliate stations listed on the right sidebar, or download the podcast, posted by midnight Sunday, June 7.

mediageek 14 May 2009: Radio Performance Royalty Bill Passes House Committee

Satellite radio, internet radio, even radio in other countries have to pay royalties to the performers on the CDs they play, but not US broadcasters. That might change soon. A bill just passed a House committee that would end this decades old exemption. We discuss the question: should radio stations pay these royalties to artists and record labels, or is the promotional value of radio a sufficient quid pro quo?

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mediageek 20 April 2009: The Court Rules Narrowly on Indecency

John Anderson from DIYmedia.net joins to talk about some of the latest news or import to radio. The Supreme Court finally rules on fleeting indecency, slicing the decision so thin, you’d think they used a Ginsu. We also talk about commercial stations starting to beg for donations.

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mediageek 25 September 2008: A New Beginning

This show marks the debut of mediageek on its new home station, WNUR 89.3 FM in Evanston, IL, broadcasting to the north side of Chicago and the North Shore suburbs. My pal John Anderson guests to help re-inaugurate the program as we review the raison d’ete of mediageek, and new producer Andrew Gothelf shares his own brief experience interning in a commercial radio newsroom that quickly disappeared.

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