Two headlines on a slow pre-holiday Tuesday:
So, on the one hand, the FCC passes the measure allowing media companies to own both a newspaper and a radio or television station in the same market. And on the other, Clear Channel brooms its entire staff in their Modern AC in Lancaster, CA and has replaced it with a simulcast of KIIS-FM/Los Angeles. (By the way, their sister station, KVVS, is already simulcasting KIIS-FM, so Lancaster must have a Ryan Seacrest thing.)
Ironic, is it not, that both of these stories broke on the same day.
So what part about this FCC decision is good for listeners, good for communities, good for radio - and based on past performance - good for broadcasters?