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August 11, 2010



Out of curiosity, how is that TSL spread around? what proportion of that TSL is spent listening to local content, music, news talk shows, network content, etc? How does TSL vary by format? Does TSL count the 24 hours per day the music is played in a local store? How much of the TSL is active versus accidental?

Richard Harker

Mike, for years there was a friendly symbiosis between radio and music, and it benefitted both. Then the labels decided radio could become a gravy train for them and convinced artists that radio stations were the enemy. Do you really think artists are going to be make a lot of money from whatever agreement comes out of this? If long tail music is going to benefit artists, they're going to need broadcast-it's harder to get added to Pandora than broadcast radio.

Radio has lost $6 billion dollars in revenue over the past few years, and far more radio groups than record companies have gone out of business over that period. Make sure you point that out too.

El Dan'O

Good read...except for the comments by poor old Mr. Sausage...he's all riled up with no mic in sight.

Plus, he's got all them teeth, and can't score a show 'em off to the people hearing him at the drive-thru window.

Poor, misdirected dumbass.

Mr. Sausage

I got out when I started to see more and more remotes become freak shows. I remember a time in radio jocks could make a decent living. Had homes, Nice Cars, Nice clothes like the rest. We would do remotes at CLASSY places. Too often in my final years I saw radio relating to the lowest common denominator. Jock salaries going down, fewer benefits, fewer paid remotes, etc Classy Dept Stores being replaced by remotes at Big Bubba Tire Center, Willies Hot Dog Stand, Suzies Bong store, or Joes Bar

Yep radio in most places are no longer mainstream.

Don't believe me? Next time you do a remote count how man people have fewer than 5 teeth :-)

Mr. Sausage

As long as there are young misfits of people that are basically lazy that will work for an average of 20-25 a year for free burger king and concert tickets RADIO will do OK.

Mr. Sausage

As far as i'm concerned about radio this job ad and my response is about it.

We posted for an opening a few weeks ago here, for an open Morning Co-Host / Producer position.

And I'm sad to say that the Talent Pool out there must be deadly low, because what we got, does not make the cut here.

I hear a lot of good people are out of work. Really? Where are they? We certainly haven't heard their stuff yet.

Are there anyone fun out there who knows how to talk to people?

I'm starting to lose faith, maybe all the good morning jocks gave up & packed it in.

#1 Rock Morning Show seeks the BEST Co-Host / Producer.

Is there anything good out there at all?

Send your MP3 (2 minute max) & Resume to [email protected]

Leave the imaging demo's at home kids, we all know how to play with ear candy.
We want to hear what you can bring to the SHOW. Can you speak intelligently to our audience?

First off the reason you can't find anybody worth a hoot is because you probably pay 30K or less. Here's a flash: People can barely live on that. Most people don't want to just barely make it and then deal with an asshole like YOU telling them you better be glad you have a job when so many people are out of work in radio.

and secondly...most of the good people left radio years ago. Your kind of job are a dime a dozen. Fuck that. I'll go work at MacDonald s and more people will here my voice on the drive thru than hear me on your stupid station. Plus I'll have better security and better benefits.and in the long run I'll be way ahead at McDonalds than at YOUR crappy prison.

Now stop asking stupid questions when we all know the real answer to your stupid obnoxious question.

 John Shomby

First of all, to Mr. Stubble, I am sick and tired of hearing about radio "stealing" artists. If you call getting so excited about an artist or song that you get it in the system as fast as you can and play as often as possible to get response, then, I'll keep "stealing".
Secondly, we are talking LISTENERS not revenue and Mr. Harker hits the nail on the head about that.

Mike Stubble

If that is the case, then you just made a solid argument that radio should start paying performance royalties just like Satellite and Internet radio pays.

So I will be using this post as evidence to support H.R. 848:

Performance Rights Act

Thanks, its high time terrestrial radio stops stealing from artists, and stop spouting lies saying they are going out of business.

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