Jerry Del Colliano’s Inside Music Media blog contained an interesting tidbit yesterday:
We live in an era when radio has outsourced so much of its responsibility to run radio local stations in the name of cost cutting. Talent has been fired, repeater radio is on in almost every market, and the good and great local radio industry is fast becoming a mere shadow of its former self….
In non-comm stations, this following applies to general managers as much as it does to owners of commercial stations:
There is no shortage of ways that radio is being ruined by owners who cherish being bean counters over fiduciaries of the public trust.
The cost of everything, the value of nothing . . .