More on why radio sucks. I stumbled on this article on CNN that takes a quick look at the slide in listener satisfaction with radio and it’s fall from the experimental and artistic heyday of the late 60s and early 70s. At the end it looks to the new satellite services like XM as a […]
Archive | June, 2002
The webcasting royalty rates as set by the Copyright Office are out, and, as one might suspect, nobody is happy with them. The recording industry says they’re too low, the small webcasters say they’re too high. I haven’t had a chance to investigate this myself yet, but it seems that in general the indie opinion […]
More Clear Channel Crookery: Salon’s Eric Boehlert, perhaps the best mainstream journalist covering media today, has two new articles on pay for play in radio. Got $800 a piece for every pop station in the country? You, too, could have a hit single!
Traveling Radio Horror Stories When taking car trips I used to listen mostly to tapes, CDs and minidiscs, since so much radio across the country sounds the same after a few hundred miles. But these days I listen to the radio much more, almost as a challenge to see if I can find something I […]
Check-In from the UPC I’m here in Bowling Green at a public access computer in a dorm after a day of sessions and walking around. I went to two sessions today, one on publishing an indpendent newspaper and one on stencil/graffitti art. After the newspaper session folks who publish indy newspapers got together and hammered […]