Clear Channel Cuts Announced, 1850 People Out Of Work
Tue Jan 20 22:32:51 EST 2009
Sean Smyth wrote:
> On Tue, 1/20/09, Scott Fybush <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> See my earlier response to Kevin about this...
> I saw the point you made. You know much more about the industry than
> I, I'll gladly concede that any day, but something about the timing
> of this stinks. Just a gut reaction.
It's interesting to note that while CC got the headlines, there were
also cuts at at least one CBS station today - looks like WINS and maybe
WCBS may be about to get the same haircut that WBZ got.
>> Broadcast regulation is somewhere on his radar, in the form of more
>> localism requirements and possibly revisiting ownership caps and
>> broadcast/print cross-ownership,
> This was what I was trying to get at. Might not be the worst thing in
> the world to beef up the FCC's powers (and presumably, its budget) to
> deal with such issues.
This is probably true of just about every regulatory agency still left
standing in DC. There's a lot on the new administration's plate after
what's been, really, 28 solid years of deregulation in fits and starts,
starting with Reagan in 1981.
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