FMC to FCC: Job Loss Weakens Radio Localism

FMC to FCC: Job Loss Weakens Radio Localism
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A study released by the Future of Music Coalition found that most major U.S. cities have experienced both layoffs and lower wage growth within the radio profession, associated with consolidation of radio station ownership over the last decade.
"Consolidation in radio ownership hasn't just homogenized music formats," stated Jenny Toomey, musician and executive director of the Future of Music Coalition. "It has devastated the broadcast profession and virtually eliminated the ability of radio stations to provide unique coverage of local news, music and community issues. Before the FCC moves forward to further loosen already weak ownership limits, it should understand the impact that deregulation has had on jobs and communities."
Read the full study, entitled "Making the Right Call," at:http://www.iwpr.org/pdf/C364.pdf.

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