9 comments

  1. Chris says:

    So why not launch your own station, in the spirit of this blog, which is to say pretty balanced on both sides with a few third party crumbs sprinkled around for good measure?

  2. Erick says:

    Well, only if you guys like the stuff in my iPod Favorites list.

    That’s stuff like The Killers, The Fray, Death Cab for Cutie, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Keane, Dashboard Confessional, Blink 182, etc.

  3. katurner says:

    Erick:
    Don’t get me started on local radio’s miscues. They are so fumble footed. Hopefully whatever outfit chooses to buy Clear Channel’s radio operation will do a much better job.

    I love free enterprise but we blew it in the Nineties when ownership rules on radio stations were relaxed. This means that only two firms own most of the powerful stations in Middle Georgia.

    Thankfully Cecil Staton owns several small-town outfits in the fringe area which do a good job. Sen. Staton is trying to get more local production pumped into his stations. 103.9 features good alternatives to Michael Savage and 104.9 has older country stuff for those who dislike Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban (Australian Chipmunk). Oh and Rick Knight’s on the PM drive time btw.

    I advise all to swing by airchexx.com to see what radio was like before Clear Channel and Cumulus. I have few good words for Cumulus; they are killing WDEN and WMAC-AM.

    KAT

  4. Rick Day says:

    what Hank Said.

    Actually I have the pleasure of sucessfully litigating a contract breach with CC in Texas a few years ago. They signed a contract with me to do a weekly one hour radio show called “Club Cannabis”.

    Take three guesses what the format was.

    Everything was cool until the promo was cut in Nashville. Some muckity heard it (along with the Willie Nelson NORML commercial attached) and decided to ‘pull the plug’ without, um, telling me.

    Fortunately, they had taken a payment (yes I was buying the time) which provided consideration, which made my contract (that I re-wrote and they signed, thanks to paralegal training!) binding.

    We litigated and they settled, for an ‘undisclosed’ amount satisfactory to me. And they provided a letter of apology and admission of mistake.

    They then changed the format to satellite feed Fox-Sports, which blocked me from continuing the show.

    Probably can google my name and Club Cannabis and find an old news story on it.

    No, I do not like Clear Channel.

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