Posts tagged: consolidation

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 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 9 April 2009: Newspapers’ Troubles Making Copps Go Soft

Chicago recently earned the dubious distinction of having the parent companies both major newspapers and the largest alternative weekly declare bankruptcy. And Chicago is not alone in having troubles with its newspapers. It’s getting so bad that even ardent anti-consolidation acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps is showing signs of softening on cross-ownership. We explore this issue, and the FCC’s new National Broadband Plan.

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