why media consolidation is NOT a good thing

Dan Billings billings@suscom-maine.net
Thu Apr 29 23:19:22 EDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Fybush" <scott@fybush.com>
To: "Garrett Wollman" <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>; "Sean Smyth"
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.BostonRadio.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 11:15 PM
Subject: RE: why media consolidation is NOT a good thing

>And in those "old
> days" a local station's most likely reason for pre-empting a network news
> broadcast would have been to present a local documentary or public-affairs
> show or even (at least in WCVB's heyday) a locally-produced entertainment
> show. (And the decision to pre-empt would likely have come with a lot of
> local management input, too.)

Those days were gone long before consolidation of ownership.

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