Radio’s Public Option

Putting aside socialism, the health care debate or fracas as it is turning into or how you feel about President Obama radio is in need of the "public option".

The public option is referred to in the current health care debate as a government run alternative to private health insurance to -- in essence -- keep the private sector honest.

One side doesn't care if it is socialism (after all we have two giant socialist programs -- Medicare and Social Security -- that few are declining to accept).

On the other, interests that either like the status quo as it is or with less radical changes. Some argue to make no changes&hellip

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Radio’s Public Option

Putting aside socialism, the health care debate or fracas as it is turning into or how you feel about President Obama radio is in need of the "public option".

The public option is referred to in the current health care debate as a government run alternative to private health insurance to -- in essence -- keep the private sector honest.

One side doesn't care if it is socialism (after all we have two giant socialist programs -- Medicare and Social Security -- that few are declining to accept).

On the other, interests that either like the status quo as it is or with less radical changes. Some argue to make no changes&hellip

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Clear Channel’s Audacity of Localism

One of my "Repeater Reporters" pointed out that Clear Channel's recent job posting for a Chicago/Cleveland producer for the syndicated Valentine in the Morning Show read like a repudiation of President John Slogan Hogan's much-proclaimed Audacity of Localism.

That's what Hogan thinks is his bold initiative to embrace local programming while simultaneously deconstructing local radio one market at a time.

I realize that this job description is for network producer of a Clear Channel syndicated show, but let's look at the language in the posting to get a feel for what their audacity really is.

Audacity is defined as "the&hellip

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Clear Channel’s Audacity of Localism

One of my "Repeater Reporters" pointed out that Clear Channel's recent job posting for a Chicago/Cleveland producer for the syndicated Valentine in the Morning Show read like a repudiation of President John Slogan Hogan's much-proclaimed Audacity of Localism.

That's what Hogan thinks is his bold initiative to embrace local programming while simultaneously deconstructing local radio one market at a time.

I realize that this job description is for network producer of a Clear Channel syndicated show, but let's look at the language in the posting to get a feel for what their audacity really is.

Audacity is defined as "the&hellip

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Prospects for the New iPod Nano FM

The radio industry finally got what it wanted from Apple yesterday -- an iPod with FM capabilities.

That's what it figured would bring radio into the mobile future -- into the hands of young people -- cooler than a radio and wrapped in the cachet of the iPod.

Well, better be careful what you wish for.

None other than Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself helped usher the iPod Nano into the marketplace. He looked as slim as the Nano at yesterday's unveiling.

The new iPod Nano FM comes with Live Pause
as well as iTunes Tagging that Apple's own ad claims will "... make listening to the radio nothing like listening to&hellip

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