Category: The Last Word

Seriously?

So a couple of Congressmen have accused FCC Chairman Pai of conspiring to make sweeping regulatory changes to benefit just one television company. Never mind that many of the changes have nothing to do with television. Never mind that these changes…

Doing the Right Thing

I want to commend Entercom CEO David Field and his executive team for understanding that with great power comes great responsibility. As his company prepares to take over CBS Radio, it has announced a number of best practices initiatives to…

Kudos to Chairman Pai

It took him a while, and I’m sure the myriad discussions with his staff lasted long into the wee hours, but ultimately the FCC chief issued a well-crafted comment on what his boss said the week before about yanking a…

Easy Money

So there’s a patent on “automatically organizing computer files and folders”? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry over the amount of time and money being wasted on nonsense like this, and it’s all really the fault of the…

The Death of Democracy

This past week we experienced another troubling assault on the freedom of the press in general, but more specifically, the ability for each of us to operate a licensed business honestly and ethically without fear of capricious reprisal. I am…

Work in Progress

This week we released into the wild the latest edition of our new Small Market Radio Podcast. I’m gratified that hundreds of you have downloaded the podcast, more so that many of you have contacted me with words of praise.…

Well, Duh

I shouldn’t mock or minimize the impact and importance of the RAB/Media Monitors finding that radio advertising drives search results. It’s just that those of us in local radio have known that for a long time. Witness the incredible online…

Radio’s Loss

I was pretty expressive in our News section regarding my feelings about Gary Fries. I won’t be redundant, but Gary deserves a mention in this most personal part of our publication. On several occasions along the way, I’ve been lucky…

Jumping In with Both Feet

As I mentioned in last week’s issue, my attendance at the Podcast Movement conference instilled in me a much better understanding of the dynamics and the relevance of this evolving sub-medium. As I write this, the “Small Market Radio Podcast”…

Missing in Action

The lineup for the Radio Show looks awesome, as usual, but I have to note one glaring omission. It seems that after decades of declining effort and interest, the venerable Idea Swap has finally been laid to rest. (If it’s…