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Re: "Black Monday" at WGIR-FM.
- Subject: Re: "Black Monday" at WGIR-FM.
- From: Dib9 <Dib9@aol.com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 01:25:25 EST
As this list's usual defender of corporate radio, I have to say that even I am
appalled by Capstar's recent actions with their New England holdings. I think
these moves are clearly motivated by short term earnings and not long time
gain. Why all business owners must be concerned about costs, not all are this
short sighted. I think in the long run, it will hurt their bottom line.
I am a proponent of stations broadening their service area by simulcating on
different signals. I think the WCYY/WCYI combination and WOKQ/WPKQ
combinations under Fuller/Jefferey both make sense and serve the bottom line
and the listeners. I do not understand combining two successful stations like
WGIR and WHEB.
I would also like to state that before the Telecommunications Act of 1996, new
owners would come into a station, fire high priced talent, and dump formats
that had been successful. This is not a new development.