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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Radio Ga-Ga

Radley Balko at reason.com has penned a pretty good column on how the National Association Of Broadcasters is "trying to kill radio."

Read it here, then discuss...


  • Jim, I actually do some consulting with the NAB. Even Balko concedes that a combined XM/Sirius constitutes a monopoly of the satellite radio business. This will not benefot consumers.

    XM and Sirius operate in both the local and national markets while broadcasters only operate in local market. A XM/Sirius monopoly could use it's newfound dominance in the national market to undercut advertising costs at the local level through cross-subsidization and anticompetitive behavior.

    By Anonymous Nolan, at 1:31 PM  

  • I'm pretty much with Balko on this. But thanks for your comment.

    By Blogger Jim Walsh, at 6:06 PM  

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