Radio and Records to Close?????
Wed Jun 3 16:04:58 EDT 2009
They don't want to pay for the staff needed to keep the site up and
running. R&R's site is just an add on to the dead tree version.
There's very little advertising on it. The publication has been dying
a slow death since Neilson bought it three years ago. They had no
interest in transitioning to the web, and over time sites like All
Access, FMQB and Radio-Info have surpassed R&R as the primary media of
the radio industry. The labels still deal with Billboard, also owned
by Neilson, so some ad dollars may transfer over there. With fewer
programming decisions being made at the local level, and increased
competition on the web, R&R had no audience anymore. It's a shame
that so many bad decisions led to it's demise.
On Jun 3, 2009, at 3:36 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
> At 03:24 PM 6/3/2009, Bob Nelson wrote:
>> details from R&R
> Yeah but why is their parent company even taking down their
> website? Web publications still do get read, don't they?
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