The Vanishing Car Radio

Broadcasters should be concerned about the changes ahead next year in what used to be called the car radio.

Today, it

Farid Suleman’s Immaculate Deception

Late yesterday afternoon The Wall Street Journal reported what you and I already knew which was Citadel CEO Farid "Fagreed" Suleman is preparing to file for bankruptcy by the end of the year.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays -- now that The Journal reported it, it must be true.

Even as you read this Citadel is seeking lender approval of a prearranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

TV Is Acting Like Radio

I like Jay Leno.

But Jay Leno stripped at 10 pm is bombing.

Local NBC affiliates are taking the hit with Leno as their late news lead-in and when you lose audience at bedtime, the TV station is not on your channel for the lucrative morning news and fluff shows that permeate television.

Television is acting like radio.

In the past 13 years of consolidation the good and solid programs, formats and personalities that audiences and advertisers loved have given way to Repeater Radio, networked shows to save money and God-awful voice tracking that may sound live but isn

When Hiring Local Costs Radio Jobs

CBS Radio President Dan Mason had to spend some money to hire TV personality and former radio dj Carson Daly to do morning drive at KAMP in Los Angeles.

Amp -- a newer version of Clear Channel's CHR market leader KIIS.  Kiss will now pit Daly against Kiss Ryan Seacrest the first week in January.

It's good.  It's local.

But wait.