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Ratings Out..

Any comments on ratings?

I see that WTTK is a winner and WKLB takes a big hit. (Think the fact the
Country Chrismas songs may be too 'twangy' for Boston?)

It seems that WBZ and WTTK suceeded in gaining on the Florida election
fiasco more than WRKO.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> [mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Dan
> Billings
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 8:13 PM
> To: Sven Franklyn Weil; boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
> Subject: Re: WJIB-740-CHWO
> The people?  The way I see it is that people, represented by the ratings,
> decide what gets on the air in this country.  If a format gets a large
> audience of "the people" it's on the air.  If not, it's gone.
> The idea of a government agency deciding what someone should broadcast is
> downright scary to me.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sven Franklyn Weil" <sven@gordsven.com>
> > The good thing about Can-Con is that it provides an effective outlet for
> > great artists that otherwise would be ignored thanks to the USA
> pop-music
> > juggernaut.
> >
> > Also, the idea of a licence specifying what kind of programming will be
> > broadcast does sort of encourage a format diversity of sorts.
> >
> > I don't see anything wrong with it, considering that the airwaves are a
> > limited resource and are (at least in theory) owned by "the people"