Imus’ Stock Is Higher Than Citadels

Looks like Don Imus is coming back in a few short weeks.

In August, Tom Taylor, who first broke the story in his excellent Taylor On Radio-Info, quoted Citadel CEO Farid Suleman on the possible return of Don Imus:

A USC Student Consults a Troubled Radio Industry

Some of you tell me you like for me to share my experiences, insights, outrages and epiphanies that I gain from teaching the next generation at USC.

Interestingly, most of my students did their mid-term papers on the problems of the music industry or the potential of interactive media. One addresses the decline of the radio industry. My experience has been that the next generation takes very little glee in witnessing the beginning of the end for terrestrial radio. She is remarkably candid, however, about what can be done.

I thought you

The HD Radio Lunatic Fringe

In the formative days of radio, preachers used to tell their flocks to put their hands on the radio before they asked them to put their hands in their wallets for donations.

In radio, nothing changes.

Now the forces that bring you

RIAA Loses First Copyright Trial

Yesterday, a jury convicted a Minneapolis woman, Jammie Thomas, of downloading music illegally and awarded the record labels $220,000 -- $9,250 for each of 24 songs of which the companies sought damages.

Still, the RIAA and the labels lost.

Hope they enjoy the money

My Virtual NAB Convention

It was only last week when the NAB Radio Convention was happening in Charlotte. Since then I have heard from a lot of people who were not too happy about the state of the radio industry.

In fact, if you read the trade accounts of the radio show, you might agree with me that the NAB was held the in the state of denial.

Nothing earth shattering.

No future blueprint.

Pretty depressing -- unless, of course, you are one of those radio people who think we've got everything under control. You know the type -- obsessed with an industry that isn't really a competitor (satellite). Unimpressed with the gravity of&hellip