Nashua Telegraph writer on Nashua Radio
Fri Jan 14 07:14:01 EST 2005
>I remember when a scanner had nothing to do with a computer, but I also
>remember when local radio meant local radio!
You are not alone in that. Commitment to the local community is the one
thing that a local signal can do more easily tban a regional one.
Regionals used to work the challenge of "being local" with size meaning
that to serve a larger community meant to try to remain relevant to
local listener communities within the market. (Remember live remotes?
The occasional local news story, even if it was a kicker?) With
niche-everything in aural broadcast entertainment, it remains unclear as
to why local signals choose not to seize the opportunity to define what
is local and then provide a service to that niche. Seizing on new
technologies for being lots of places at the same time in a local should
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