Mr.cee, you sound like a young man with issues regarding a field you know nothing about, no make that 2 fields.....Radio and New Media. Find out about the real world economics of both. Please, do that before you pronounce anything dead.
I'm not young and not saying anything that hasn't been said on this board so many times before. I know the real world of radio economics pretty good. I'm glad you're still working in radio and I'm glad there's still some employment out there for those who want to stay in the business. BUT - as I pointed out(I thought I was merely stating the obvious) -- talent and hard work are often unrewarded, especially now with uh, jobs having been disappearing for many years now. Audiovault, Prophet(Profit), Satellite, De-regulation, CC, Citadel, etc. etc. --- I thought we already covered these subjects in detail, ad nauseum.
Yes, if you want to work for low pay and low security kids, there are still some gigs in radio. Like the guy in Jamestown who posted earlier this year - 60 hour work weeks for 18,500(or something along those lines). Let's say that your best friend from college becomes a school teacher - your friend might be making 40,000/year and good benefits....and gets union protection(which to me is a huge asset in today's world). You really wanna get stuck at 18,500 and not as good benefits?
As far as New Media is concerned, I wasn't talking about the internet(which is part of "new media" & of which I'm very aware is not a hotspot for top employment gigs). New Media also includes things like computer multimedia, computer games, CD-ROMS, and DVDs. You could better yourself by going to a school like R.I.T. and getting into a career in such fields. Or you could go into radio and relocate to Jamestown or Olean.
But of course I'm pointing all this out once again(like countless others since I first discovered radio-info.com many years ago), but in my particular case, I must have some "issues."