Randy Stine explores the implications of iHeartMedia’s Chapter 11 filing, and lawyers from the Pillsbury firm write about the FCC’s new hardline approach to pirate radio operators and what it really means. We also share excerpts from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s address to the NAB Show earlier this month.
TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
Twenty years ago, as consolidation among radio companies was running rampant, automation systems became even more important. Radio companies were promising new efficiencies, and automation provided one way to achieve that. Most manufacturers that work in this space have developed at least several generations of new systems since, with dramatically more power and functionality.
21st CENTURY PD
"As of 2018, 90.6 million Americans are now over the age of 55 — 28 percent of the population. Most are Baby Boomers who have been passionate about radio throughout their lives. They are adopting new audio technologies but at a slower rate than younger people. They’re not stuck in the past, but some observers might say radio is," Dave Beasing argues in his latest column.
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