Sean Ross is a former radio trade publication editor and reporter who now works for a radio research company. He has a blog called The Infinite Dial, in which he tiptoes along the frayed tightwire of comment on a fractured industry and its many issues. In his latest post he does a pretty skillful balancing job, trying to be constructive while covering the over-modulated war of words raging in a radio business in extremis. Go see. I just added Sean’s blog to my “trades” list in the right column, too. If you’re looking for a warm towel after a Jerry Del Colliano cold-water drenching, Sean’s your man.


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Another voice. A little more positive.

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Heinrich Hertz's experiments proved the existence of electromagnetic radiation. Cycles-per-second, the standard measure of radio wave frequency, was named for him. He died in 1894, at 37. Wikipedia: Hertz

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What do you do with a problem like Howard? After decades of profits and FCC indecency fines as routine budget items, Howard Stern, king of all pottymouth radio guys, followed his enabler Mel Karmazin to Sirius Satellite Radio, leaving CBS to make up a hundred million in revenue (They sold stations) and fill the void for the half of Howard's loyal audience who didn't choose to buy a new radio and pay fifteen bucks a month for a few more, ranker epithets.
Wikipedia: Stern

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CBS might have become the Cigar Broadcasting System. William S. Paley was the scion of the family business. In 1927, his cigar tycoon dad, Samuel, bought the struggling network of early radio stations from a group of poor schlumps who were trying to – would you believe: sell programming to radio stations! Every syndicator since has had to relearn that this doesn't work. Bill and his dad figured out the right business model -- you sell commercials to advertisers, and give the programs to stations. Got it?
Wikipedia: Paley
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