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BusRadio Closes the Bus Door

Opponents of commercials aimed at kids are happy

BusRadio is ceasing operations.

According to a U.S. News & World Report blog story that cites industry trade publication School Transportation News, the four-year-old company blames the economy.

As RW has reported, the Federal Communications Commission recently declined to regulate BusRadio but noted public concerns about programming to children in that environment and that form.

The company has broadcast content, including commercials, to 10,000 school busses and 1 million students in 24 states, according to the report.

Educational and parents groups had expressed concern to Congress earlier this year about the system.

BusRadio’s Web site today returns an error message.

The organization Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood calls the shutdown a victory for families. Read its comments here.