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Friday, August 18, 2006

Giant Sucking Sound

Why does so much radio suck these days?

Why do so many music stations sound so vanilla?

Why is "talk" radio so stale and unoriginal?

And most excrutiatingly, why are so many no-talent schmucks gainfully employed on the air (and in some cases high on the hog) while so many truly talented broadcasters can't get arrested in the biz?

TV writer Ken Levine has some thoughts on the subject. While I don't agree with his ultimate conclusion (challenge the license over a format change?!?), I certainly understand his frustration.

And I agree with him TOTALLY on Gwen Stefani...


  • I can only hope that radio programmers realize that the same people who enjoy intelligent writing that surfaces from time to time on television (Lost, Sopranos, most stuff on the History Channel, Discovery, etc.) also listen to the radio.

    What passes for "entertainment" on radio couldn't be more bland, predictable drivel.

    I would argue the time for PBS has passed thanks to the cable channels now dedicated to arts, science, etc. Unfortunately, we still need to subsidize NPR because the commercial stations haven't figured it out, yet.

    Just my 2 cents' worth.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:08 AM  

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