Phase out over-the-air signals? (was: Re: WCRB to simulcaston88.7inR.I.)

Donna Halper
Sat Jun 4 10:37:16 EDT 2011

Kevin wrote--
> Dr. Halper can recall the horror show of Dick Booth from WNEU to WRKO during the IBEW strike
Ah yes, and I also recall mangers (GMs and PDs) being pressed into 
service on air when regular announcers wouldn't cross the picket line. 
  If I recall correctly, Mel Phillips ended up doing a shift.  But a 
bigger concern is whether a giant conglomerate like Comcast will do away 
with labor protections entirely if given the chance.  Okay fine, it's 
fashionable to bash unions and I know there a excesses that folks who 
are not fans of IBEW or AFTRA can find, but it's pretty well documented 
that union shops pay better, and Comcast (and others companies like 
them) would be perfectly happy to pay people lower wages and make them 
work longer hours!  Just saying.

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