Media Deregulation: More Is Less

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is on a fast track to rushing through approval of an ambitious plan to almost singlehandedly relax media ownership rules

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Satellite Radio is Not the Enemy

The National Association of Broadcasters spent a whopping $4.3 million dollars -- more than five times as much as XM and Sirius according to Frank Saxe at Inside Radio -- to lobby against the proposed satellite merger of the two.

XM spent only $580,000 and Sirius $230,000 (and I'll bet Mel Karmazin choked on that).

Saxe points out that even the powerful Motion Picture Association had a budget of only $220,000 for its interests.

And these figures are only for the first six months of this year!

To be fair, some of the NAB's expenditures were on behalf of the fight against copyright royalties and pushing off any&hellip

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Did I Buy an iPhone or a Blackberry?

As many of you know I, like many of you, have obsessed over what kind of smart phone might enhance my business and personal life. About two months ago, I finally made a decision

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Radio’s Late Adopters

Did you ever think about how long it took the radio business to fully utilize the FM band?

Some AM radios had FM back in the day, but nobody listened. There was nothing to listen to.

That is until these events occurred: automakers started including FM as an option for new car buyers and then as standard equipment.

And content was created.

Oh yes, and there was the overload of commercials and clutter on the AM dial making FM worth a listen. Previously, you

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Universal Thinks Consumers Are iDiots

Have you heard about Universal Music

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Radio and Records ǃ

I think it

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