Tagged: Talk Radio

Enormous challenges, enormous opportunities.

When you consider that newspaper publishing has been around for centuries, commercial radio broadcasting has been around for over 80 years and television has been doing its thing since about 1950, the changes that have rolled over these traditional media seem to have occurred in the blink of an eye. Almost overnight it seems, digital technology, together with almost universal availability of broadband internet service and a growing list of devices that will access the...

I heard you.

I heard you.

I was the one who said, You Tell Me. And you did. Based on your thoughtful and, in many cases, passionate input, we are going to leave our talk lineup on KTBB unchanged. For now. I qualify it “for now” only because of our recognition that things change quickly. What’s working today could stall tomorrow. Something we don’t even know about today can be tomorrow’s hottest property. Most of all, however, I gained real strength...

I sign the checks but it’s your radio station.

I sign the checks but it’s your radio station.

I do sign the checks. A seemingly endless stream of them. None of them will clear, however, if you don’t listen and, in so doing, create an audience that we can offer to advertisers. So in effect, the radio station is yours. And while we always know that, sometimes it’s brought foursquare to our attention. I happen to be a believer in local radio. As a talk radio manager and owner of over 30 years,...

It’s not ideology, it’s entertainment.

It’s not ideology, it’s entertainment.

Another left-leaning talk network has failed. Read the New York Post story here. This time it’s Greenstone Media’s all female talk network that has gone off the air. This in the wake of the liberal Air America network, which last year filed for protection under Chapter 11 and has since emerged and is hanging on to its few affiliates by a slender thread. If it’s not entertaining, no one will listen to it. The backers...

Why Rush Limbaugh wins.

Why Rush Limbaugh wins.

Frustrated by talk radio’s domination by conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, several Democrats in Congress have floated the idea of reviving the long-discarded Fairness Doctrine. The Fairness Doctrine mandated that equal time be given to opposing points of view whenever a controversial subject was covered. The Reagan FCC ditched the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 and, in so doing, gave birth to talk radio as it is practiced today. National Review’s Byron York offers...