Radio Localism Watch - Radio World

Radio Localism Watch

Radio localism, among other issues, discussed this morning on music-industry blog Hypebot.
Author:
Publish date:

Music industry blog Hypebot this morning offers up some thoughts from Kevin Bylin of the independent record label 50 Entertainment about, as Bylin phrases it, "Top 10 Reasons Radio Stations Are Bleeding Money." In Bylin's view:

Commercialized radio may not die out entirely, but it will bleed money in the meantime. The local radio stations stand a better chance because they have the advantage connecting with their audience and being more able to adapt to the needs of their market.

Some of the criticism (and Clear Channel bashing) is familiar, but some of his points are sure to be raised in ongoing debates about localism and radio in the coming year.


Related

Image placeholder title

Welcome, Radio

Paul McLane is U.S. editor in chief of Radio World.Messages of congratulations along with plenty of questions have been arriving at my inbox since NewBay Media this week acquired several publications from Penton Media, including Radio magazine. Most engineering readers

Moss on: Whither the Car ‘Radio’

There was a time, for us old timers, when simply having a radio in a car was a bonus. Even better if it actually worked. Then came AM FM car radios and then the possibility of a cassette player built

The NAB Term Sheet: Sticking Up for a Tough Sell

Paul McLane is Radio World U.S. editor in chief.The NAB is taking friendly fire right now from some members and others who disagree with its strategy on the performance royalty issue. Those disagreements are understandable, given the sensitivity of the

Fitch on: Radio's Multiple Pipes

With all that’s been written about radio’s future in the dashboard and elsewhere, I am beginning to get the sense that radio's reduction in audience is not so much a function of relevance. The information, and in some cases the

Future to Radio Broadcasting: Drop Dead

Is it possible that the days are numbered for the “broadcasting” part of radio broadcasting?It is certainly no secret that Internet based and mobile media’s assault on the attention span of consumers grows daily. And since that attention quotient is