Clear ripoff:<br><br>As the owner of over a thousand radio stations in the United States alone, Clear Channel Communications has managed to get itself a reputation as a pro-war, anti-poor, anti-worker, culture-homogenizing megacorp that is more than willing to strong-arm artists and ignore the public interest. For the first time in eight years, Clear Channel's radio stations in California have their licenses up for renewal this fall. Some people think it's high-time for accountability.<br><br>On Friday, September 16, protestors in San Francisco will march to Clear Channel HQ and demand that VP Michael Martin meet with a community delegation to address their concerns. Among their demands is for community affairs directors to be reinstated at all stations, as well as for local programming quotas to be set at 50%.<br><br>Blood remains where corruption temporarily gets away with crime.
Who listens to radio anymore? Homogenized top 30 over and over never a new tune. This is how it became about 12 years ago when I ran out of reasons to listen to it. Then Howard was amusing for a few months but really how many bologna slices slapping on an ass can you visualize? (Ten for me.)<br><br>Every time I flipped it off and listened to the whine of the tires with relief it finally dawned on me I don't have to turn it on. I do my best thinking in the car but only if the radio is not yacking. It is the only thing it seems to be able to do.<br><br>Is it Clear Channel's fault? Who cares. It is a dead technology. Maybe Clear Channel fired thousands of DJ;s to port their syndicated crap around but it is only holding off the inevitable. Is Sat Radio going to save the day? Maybe but 99 out of 100 radio jobs are going to disappear. <br><br>Sports Talk is the only inane niche that will be left for live radio.<br><br><br>(__*__) <-- circular sig when standing
did you copy-and-paste that post from another source? i only ask because . . . well, i'd rather not say how easy it is to tell, but i'll give you a hint -- you made some sense. <br><br>and, what's up with the sept. 16 date? of 2006? awful early isn't it?<br><br>--<br>"I am mindful that diversity is one of the strengths of the country" --president bush on 9/27/05
Well of course I listen to Car Talk. Do you know they still have the same garage in Cambridge? I've never done it but friends in the other biotech alley (Kendall Sq) take their cars in an the Tappet brothers are behind the counter.<br><br>I listen to NPR all the time especially the dump run Saturday morning for Car Talk. But NPR isn't "radio". I was talking about all the shiit on the rest of the dial. I couldn't live without NPR. That and the Daily Show is where I get all my news of the world.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__) <-- circular sig when standing
Back in the olden days we used to take the ol' car in to Click and Clack. What a great place. I'm glad to hear they're still behind the counter.<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by yoyo52 on 11/17/05 08:29 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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No kiddin. I don't listen as often as I'd like BUT they are the most informative Comedy show on radio OR TV ever !!<br><br>Even if you're not prone to car mechanics (Like me) , they're fun to listen too. I'm lucky I can even change the oil. I did put a clutch in once... man that was work !! Dang transmission weighed a ton!! <br><br>David (OFI)<br>
Hmmm ... Now where have I heard this tune before ... ?<br><br><blockquote>"As the owner of over a thousand radio stations in the United States alone, Clear Channel Communications has managed to get itself a reputation as a pro-war, anti-poor, anti-worker, culture-homogenizing megacorp that is more than willing to strong-arm artists and ignore the public interest."</blockquote><br><br>AH!! I know . . . <br><br><blockquote>As the owner of over a thousand [retail stores] in the United States alone, [Wal-Mart] has managed to get itself a reputation as a pro-war, anti-poor, anti-worker, culture-homogenizing megacorp that is more than willing to strong-arm [vendors] and ignore the public interest.</blockquote><br><br>Same script .. same "outrage" ... The liberal "Wheel of Fear"<br><br>* * * * * * * * * * * * * *<br>4 8 25 26 23 42
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