The Daily Square – You’re So Vain Edition

June 7th, 2006 · 7 Comments
by Kassia Krozser

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7 responses so far ↓

  • SusanGable // Jun 7, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    Another thing the FCC considered and wouldn’t care about if they HAD considered it, but fines that big could end up putting your local station right out of business. They aren’t making huge profits, and too many $300K+ fines, well…that could just drive them right out of business. Which actually might make some people happy as it would further consolidate things and make control easier.

    (TV stations used to be PAID by the networks to run programming, and they must now PAY for the same programming instead. This has dramatically changed things in tv-station-land.)

  • SusanGable // Jun 7, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    Oh, and I’m with you on the Da Vinci Code thing. Give the thing a rest, would ya? I mean, come on, folks. It’s made a gazillion dollars, but that doesn’t mean someone else should crawl out of the woodwork daily to try to get a piece of that over-sized pie.

  • kirkb // Jun 7, 2006 at 6:17 pm

    Unfortunately most local radio stations are owned by Clear Channel or other conglomerates. There are very few true “local” radio stations left. The independents are the ones who will be the run out of business by the FCC. And once they are, you can guess who’ll buy up their broadcast license.

  • Joan // Jun 8, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    Off topic from the other posts – I was all set to roll my eyes about that author in the Secret Santa item (and where I get the nerve to judge someone else’s self-obsession is beyond me) and then he threw me off by what he ultimately did with his self-obsession! Curses.

  • SusanGable // Jun 8, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    Oh, I was talking local TV stations. Although, Clear Channel owns some of those, too, I think. (s)

  • Booksquare // Jun 8, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    Joan, I certainly hope this teaches you a lesson about rampant cynicism. It didn’t help me in the least, but I am beyond redemption. You probably have a chance, being young and all.

    Susan — I haven’t checked lately, but I believe Clear Channel owns everything. It makes it easier to keep track of what you have when you have it all.

  • Joan // Jun 9, 2006 at 11:44 am

    As long as anyone keeps referring to me as young, my cynicism will remain at least partly at bay. Thank you, Booksquare.