Are local voices disappearing from the radio dial?
Leading big broadcast owners have long disputed that contention; but for many others in the industry, the answer is, “Duh.”
Here’s how the issue is being covered by a local news outlet in Buffalo.
“Many of these changes are playing out in Buffalo, where a few out-of-town conglomerates own the bulk of the stations. Syndicated material now airs in time periods when local DJs and on-air hosts were common, and stations have had to lay off production and — in some cases — on-air employees,” the Buffalo News reports. “‘You’re losing a little bit of Buffalo,’ Dick Greene, owner of two AM stations, said of the changes.”