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    Local news from an actual news department or rip-n-read copy e-mailed over from the local TV partner? LIVE local jocks or voicetracked? And how much of that banter in-between songs has to do with local people, local current events and local issues? How much listener interaction is going on live on the air throughout the day?

    If the norm in Knoxville is all live and local, completely relevant to the listeners, then that's one giant exception to the rule. The rest of the country doesn't have it so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oldies View Post
    Well Josh, let's take the market where I live. Local morning and afternoon drive show, local news all day. Local news on their Country station. It's even owned by one of the eeee-vil corporations. Local jocks on several other stations. A local ownership with one FM and 2 AMs covering small towns. That's hardly "there is absolutely no local programming".
    Your local country station, WIVK, has the national record for consecutive double-digit ratings wins in any top 100 market. It can afford to do news and be live and local. Most stations, after the recession and in the new media world, can't.
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    Not that I like the idea of national radio networks with no localism, but what localism is there in radio today to begin with? (Answer: none.)
    In your town, Miami, there's quite a bit. Maybe not in your favorite format. But if you venture outside your comfort zone, you'll find lots of live & local air talent, engaging with local listeners, holding listener get-togethers and happy hours, and the occasional chili festival. Yes, in Miami!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    In your town, Miami, there's quite a bit. Maybe not in your favorite format. But if you venture outside your comfort zone, you'll find lots of live & local air talent, engaging with local listeners, holding listener get-togethers and happy hours, and the occasional chili festival. Yes, in Miami!
    The market is over 50% Hispanic, and all the signficant Spanish language stations there are live and local.

    Many stations like Power 96, WQHT, WEDR and such are also mostly live and definitely local.
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    Well, for starters, I don't live in Miami anymore (though that doesn't prevent me from listening or watching the local media). However, there are some stations that still do live and local, yes, but what local content is there? There's more to localism than simply putting a warm body behind the microphone. I haven't heard localism outside a morning show in Miami in at least a decade. And even inside morning shows. None of those stations go to the lengths they once did to be relevant and involved in the community. There are exceptions, but they're not common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshTheRadioDude View Post

    However, there are some stations that still do live and local, yes, but what local content is there? There's more to localism than simply putting a warm body behind the microphone.
    What do you consider "local content?" Live broadcasts of city council and school board meetings? If that's what you mean, no, there's no local content. If you mean DJs talking up local concerts and events, interacting with listeners via phone, text, and Twitter, then yes. As for community involvement, that has changed. Stations are less involved in the community as a whole, and more involved with the specific targeted listener base. That's especially useful in a multi-cultural city like Miami.

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    WIVK is one of Cumulus's "Nash" stations though not branded that way. It shares the news dept. with it's sister news/talk station and sports station. THe poster claimed that there was no local broadcasting anywhere.
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    Your local country station, WIVK, has the national record for consecutive double-digit ratings wins in any top 100 market. It can afford to do news and be live and local. Most stations, after the recession and in the new media world, can't.

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    The news department is a dedicated news department with actual experienced newspeople. No, everything in Knoxville is not live and local, but more is live (or locally voicetracked) than some markets its size. Do hosts talk about national issues and personalities? Of course they do. You really think listeners want non-stop talk about potholes?
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshTheRadioDude View Post
    Local news from an actual news department or rip-n-read copy e-mailed over from the local TV partner? LIVE local jocks or voicetracked? And how much of that banter in-between songs has to do with local people, local current events and local issues? How much listener interaction is going on live on the air throughout the day?

    If the norm in Knoxville is all live and local, completely relevant to the listeners, then that's one giant exception to the rule. The rest of the country doesn't have it so good.

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    You can interest me in last night's school board meeting for approximately 15 seconds. OK, thanks for telling me about the pothole, what's on Facebook?
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    What do you consider "local content?" Live broadcasts of city council and school board meetings? If that's what you mean, no, there's no local content. If you mean DJs talking up local concerts and events, interacting with listeners via phone, text, and Twitter, then yes. As for community involvement, that has changed. Stations are less involved in the community as a whole, and more involved with the specific targeted listener base. That's especially useful in a multi-cultural city like Miami.

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