Ever wonder why the right wing continues to dominate talk radio, even as it loses elections?
“Your Huffington Post piece showed only the tip of the iceberg,” a major talk-show figure e-mailed last month following my blog here on Rush Limbaugh’s empire being built initially by giving his show away for free to hundreds of smaller-market talk stations.
My veteran radio source, assured anonymity, added, “The main story here is vertical integration in the radio business” and the way the big urban talk stations get their programs.
Vertical integration: Precisely what the federal government has moved to ban in the television and movie industries with anti-trust actions. But the radio business has gotten a free pass.
In the 1970’s, the FCC imposed rules to stop vertical integration by the then-Big Three TV networks: It banned them from owning the shows they aired in prime time. (The so-called “fin-syn” rules).
But radio has gotten a free pass from legal action by the government. Which is the big reason why Premiere and its powerful owner Clear Channel have a stranglehold today on talk radio.
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Was he... savagely assaulted?
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It's been a week and I still haven't found an article naming the leftist. I wonder why that is? The police know. The media can get two pages of Trump's 13-year old income tax return but they can't find out the leftists name?