4/23/2014 9:40 AM
In what is obviously click baiting and a cheap attempt at drumming up business for themselves (a very successful one at that), CRN International
, a “40-year-old radio marketing company,” has offered what it calls its own radio-oriented version of Mount Rushmore.
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And who have they selected to replace George, Tom, Abe and Teddy?
Guglielmo, Bill, Paul and Howard — that would be Marconi, Paley, Harvey and Stern.
Edwin Howard Armstrong is once again dissed. David Sarnoff has technical and business points going for him. No Golden Age entertainer such as Jack Benny? Alan Freed anyone? Wolfman Jack? Rush Limbaugh? Mel Karmazin has certainly been influential on the business side.
The group did say on its blog
that it eliminated Limbaugh due to his “love him or hate him” polarizing tendencies (leaving one to wonder if they actually know who Howard Stern is).
But they could only pick four. There are a lot of faces that could be put up there.
Discuss among yourselves.
2 comment(s) so far...
By XM Customer on
4/24/2014 11:06 AM
Re: Radio’s Rushmore
Need to add Tesla, Fessenden, Armstrong and Bing Crosby, and delete Howard Stern for the true "monument".
If you had one just for radio/music personalities only, then you could keep Stern, Harvey, and add Imus, Landecker, Brucie Morrow, Alan Freed, and Dick Clark.
Pretty big monument I'd say.
I can't endorse Mel Karmazin whatsoever, as he ruined everything that was good about XM radio as it was decimated when taken-over by rival Sirius, and I predict subscriber levels will actually go down as the original XM customers who signed-up for the huge music playlists are leaving SXM for other pastures. Competition was good, monopoly merger is bad as there is no other satellite choice.
By Jim Alkon on
5/29/2014 11:34 AM
Re: Radio’s Rushmore
Thanks for your additional suggestions on CRN's radio industry Mount Rushmore. We considered many of the names you've brought up. If you'd like to see the full list of people nominated, please visit us here: www.crnradio.com/rushmore-judgment/#.U3TpxfldXTo