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    Both positions are wrong: Cuba for owning all radio/TV stations and no allowing free speech and the US gov't for allowing CLear Channel to own more than 1000 stations with barely any local programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo
    Both positions are wrong: Cuba for owning all radio/TV stations and no allowing free speech and the US gov't for allowing CLear Channel to own more than 1000 stations with barely any local programming.
    Clear Channel owns 840 stations, not "more than 1000." The own just over 5% of all stations in the US.

    Most are locally programmed, using shared programming "workparts."

    So that's wrong on both points.
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    As far as radio goes, I do miss the days of limiting market ownership to 1 AM/1 FM/1 TV....it sure made more creative priogramming.....

    I am surprised that CC owns <1000 though!

    Now back to our thread.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo
    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo
    Both positions are wrong: Cuba for owning all radio/TV stations and no allowing free speech and the US gov't for allowing CLear Channel to own more than 1000 stations with barely any local programming.
    Clear Channel owns 840 stations, not "more than 1000." The own just over 5% of all stations in the US.

    Most are locally programmed, using shared programming "workparts."

    So that's wrong on both points.
    Sure, because having one company own hundreds and hundreds of radio stations is absolutely democratic :

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    Re: Radio & TV in Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo


    Clear Channel owns 840 stations, not "more than 1000." The own just over 5% of all stations in the US.


    Sure, because having one company own hundreds and hundreds of radio stations is absolutely democratic :
    There is no difference here between one company owning 5% of all radio stations in the US and one company owning 5% of the gasoline stations.

    And, if you include LPFM (neighborhood FMs) and translators there are over 23,000 radio stations in the US. Excluding LPFMs and Translators there are 16,400 stations still... meaning that no company has more than 5% of those.

    There is no issue about democracy here; most US markets have had a single major metro newspaper for four or five decades with (except for suburban non-metro papers) no real competition.

    In your country, you have a presence of Grupo Prisa, which owns about 1,400 radio stations, nearly twice what Clear Channel owns. You also have near-anarchy with pirate stations, local provinces and municipalities and the federal government all "licensing" (and taking away) radio stations.

    As to Argentine radio, you have to have live it to understand it: the same applies to US media which operates in an entirely different structure and, for the moment, has a broader array of satellite, mobile and internet competitors.

    At a local level, the Los Angeles metro has 95 commercial and non-commercial FM and AM stations. Not all are full signals, but there are nearly 100 of them in the market, as well as another 20 to 25 that are operating from adjacent areas that penetrate part of the LA market.

    Clear Channel owns 8 of the Los Angeles stations, 3 AM and 5 FM; that is about 9% of the stations. They must be doing what listeners like, as the total share they get averages about 27% of total listening... so the stations overperform and overdeliver. Listeners, who are free to choose among many stations, choose Clear Channel stations more than any other. In fact, over 70% of LA survey-eligible persons listen to a CC station weekly. The "other" 30% is likely predominantly made up of Spanish dominant Hispanics... since CC does not have a Spanish language station in the market.
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    Do any of the Cuban radio or TV stations broadcast commercial advertisements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgold View Post
    Do any of the Cuban radio or TV stations broadcast commercial advertisements?
    No, although they do broadcast "ads" for government controlled enterprises... but they sound more like PSA's than ads.

    Cuba has a state controlled economy, so there are only very limited free-market activities and, thus, few potential advertisers.
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