It sounds like the grass is pretty "Brown" at Nassau these days! Watching all this happen to big corprate radio companies is saddening but if this is the beginning of locally owned stations and local operators getting back in control of these stations that is a good thing no?
The same laws of economics that apply to corporations apply to local operators too. Local or not, don't expect to see full airstaffs returning. Ever.
Name one industry where the grass isn't pretty "brown" these days. Radio is not alone.
JIM: I too hope these signals end up in local ownership. Mr. Fisher is a terrific operator and understands local radio and how it works.
Really, the only station in his cluster that any effort seems to be put into is Mix. The other 2 FMs are mostly bird-feed (is there any local programming on WSCY?), and the AMs are pretty much throwaways.
- Dick Gleason .... working hard making 1240 uber-local.
And was glad to see Clark Smidt get WCAP-980 in Mass, as he is local (living nearby) and a hard worker. And (Mass, again) look for good things, I'm sure, with WNBP-1450.
I'm not from Maine so I have no idea what's on 1240, but I can't imagine a graveyard-channel AM drawing much of an audience, no matter what they're doing programming-wise.
Speaking of WCAP, have you actually heard this station? It sounds like small-market radio circa 1963. Does anyone under 65 listen? Surprising, considering Smidt made his fame & fortune as a programming consultant.
The bottom line is that just being "local" isn't gonna cut it in the 21st century. If you suck, no one's gonna listen no matter how "local" you are.