Isn't broadcasting a business? Don't businesses need to make money to survive? Most businesses will do whatever they have to (legally, of course), to survive. Radio is no different. Cutting costs, cutting people, running packaged programming. It's all designed to stretch the dollar.
Radio was designed as a TOOL to help HUMANS COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY!
designed as a TOOL to help HUMANS COMMUNICATE MORE EFFECTIVELY!
But, more accurately, Radio is now designed as a TOOL to help
HUMANS CORPORATIONS COMMUNICATE
CONTROL WHAT INFORMATION IS AND IS NOT COMMUNICATED, MORE EFFECTIVELY!
When private equity firms and venture capitalists are allowed to buy and control radio station comglomerates, then the result is not good for the public airwaves.
The slash and burn policies of these "owners" when it comes to owning giant radio holdings is Not
a good thing for the radio
Do you really feel good about a group of venture capitalists deciding what does and does not
get on the public airwaves ? ?
Slash and burn is the worst policy for the public airwaves.
I'd like the 1996 Telecom Act to be rolled back. But now, that the money boys have got their hands in it, there's no way that's going to happen. You will forever be listening only to what they want you to hear, and most of that may not be uplifting.
But go on, be a good lemming, and happily hop and skip to their sick beat.
You don't even see what's happening.
The race to the bottom for profits, is alive and well, unfortunately.
So how do you like oving in a Corporate State
You probably think whatever
turns a buck for the stockholders and the bondholders is a good thing.
All Hope for radio IS lost.
The Bad Guys really won, and there's no one left to turn this debacle around.