Radio’s Carnac

Johnny Carson used to do a sketch called Carnac The Magnificent in which sidekick Ed McMahon first fed him the answers and "Carnac" then supplied the questions.

McMahon: Anheuser Bush

Carson: Where do you grow Anheuser berries?

Carnac's character was a seer and soothsayer. I thought of him when I received one of the most astonishing emails recently in which a radio executive provided both the questions and answers back before consolidation.

But this email was no laughing matter.

Many of you ask me what I think the industry will look like in the next five or ten years. It