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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:11 PM

5 progressive stations drop; Rush audience down; radio industry suffers BIG revenue, reputation woes

5 progressive stations drop; Rush audience down; radio industry suffers BIG revenue, reputation woes

Feminism ruins women. —Rush Limbaugh

The radio industry makes its money from advertising. What does it suggest, then, when a radio industry publication such as Radio Ink runs an article entitled "WHY RADIO IS NOT EMBRACED BY ADVERTISERS" ???

What does it suggest when, on the very same day, the new radio industry publication Tom Taylor's NOW quotes a radio industry executive, "it appears lost part of what always built station revenue in the past — building strong relationships with local businesses." ???

At the same time that Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman says "we're not making enough sales calls" and "radio isn't bringing enough fresh young talent into the business", he's laying off the sales force and firing talent, young and old.

Incompetence. Mismanagement. Near-sighted vision. The radio industry has all of it in spades.

Oh, and debt.

And the other big radio news story of the day is this:

RadioInfo Headline Story: AUSTRALIAN RADIO PHONE PRANK TARNISHING IMAGE OF RADIO

Wow, it seems to be an ALL CAPS day.

RadioInfo publisher Michael Harrison is quoted, "This is just the kind of negative publicity that radio doesn’t need right now and we as an industry should not take it lightly."

Yes, sure, reputation is so very important. Did anyone happen to notice that children have lost their mother?

The London nurse who apparently killed herself after getting tricked in a prank call reportedly left a suicide note, although its contents have not been made public.
Jacintha Saldanha was found dead Friday morning following a hoax by two Australian deejays who succesfully pried information about mom-to-be Kate Middleton's hospital stay. According to Britain’s The Sun tabloid, Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, hanged herself in the nurses’ quarters.
New York Daily News: Jacintha Saldanha, victim of Australian radio prank call about Kate Middleton, left suicide note for family, December 11, 2012


more Rush, more radio industry greed, and more radio industry depravity, at the link

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Reply 5 progressive stations drop; Rush audience down; radio industry suffers BIG revenue, reputation woes (Original post)
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lob1 Dec 2012 #1

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:36 PM

1. The poison Limbaugh spews, and the "prank" pulled by the two Aussie DJ's

are two entirely different things.

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