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  1. #101

    Re: Future Talent


    "Competing cable provider?" Where does that happen? Cable companies get exclusive contracts with communities. I'd like to see the survey that says the local news channel is why they don't want to switch.
    http://blogs.tampabay.com/venture/20...morning-4.html

    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-139494498.html

    http://www.dailyfinance.com/article/...trouble/834051
    (scroll down to comments)

    http://connectedplanetonline.com/ipt...dcasters-0414/
    (next to last paragraph)


  2. #102

    Re: Future Talent

    Interesting articles, but there are lots of other issues with telco-based TV distribution. Some states have laws that forbid them from being offered. And they really have to be careful how aggressive they are, because the cable company does have the formal relationship with the local government, and the phone company does not. The Verizon and AT&T video operations seem very similar to satellite TV. There are lots of compromises consumers have to make to use them, not just a local news channel. But it makes for good PR. And it's not like the public has choices with other cable providers. That's what I was talking about.

    It's very easy to partner with a local station for "hyper-local" coverage. Comcast does it in a lot of areas. So the local news channel you're watching isn't always coming from the cable company.

    With regards to a radio comparison, it's very likely that a major radio owner, one with 6 or 8 stations in a market, will dedicate one of them to local content, perhaps partnered with the local newspaper, while using its other stations for syndication and music-oriented content. All a town really needs is one radio station covering the local news. No need for everyone to attend the same press conferences and report the same fires and burglaries.

  3. #103
    adma
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    Re: Future Talent

    Quote Originally Posted by Prais
    Big A opined; "You're letting your personal opinion get in the way of business."

    Right, and more importantly, my morals, too.
    But by this measure, you might as well not just condemn Howard Stern; you might as well condemn the musical fare played on the stations that had Stern on syndication, as well as those who performed said fare. Zep, Sabbath, Bowie, Aerosmith et al.

    In which case, Mitch Miller lost the cultural wars. Get over it.

  4. #104
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    Re: Future Talent

    Ha!

    Yes I do that. If Mitch lost the war, that's good. Look what has happened to Japan since they lost WWII?

    The way I see it, "Music" since the mid-80's is nothing but noise anyway!!

    Now, you kids, get off of my lawn!


  5. #105

    Re: Future Talent

    Quote Originally Posted by Prais
    Ha!

    Yes I do that. If Mitch lost the war, that's good. Look what has happened to Japan since they lost WWII?

    The way I see it, "Music" since the mid-80's is nothing but noise anyway!!

    Now, you kids, get off of my lawn!

    I believe you would love what some young enterprising kids are working with. It's a great deal of fun to watch them. And some of the souvenirs are pretty terrific too.
    No irony there.

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