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Local Voices Disappearing?

Buffalo News looks at a question we hear all too often

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.”