Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Clinton Plan for Your Radio

"Think Progress" touts a report assembled by the Clintonite Podesta.

Our conclusion is that the gap between conservative and progressive talk radio is the result of multiple structural problems in the U.S. regulatory system, particularly the complete breakdown of the public trustee concept of broadcast, the elimination of clear public interest requirements for broadcasting, and the relaxation of ownership rules including the requirement of local participation in management. […]

Ultimately, these results suggest that increasing ownership diversity, both in terms of the race/ethnicity and gender of owners, as well as the number of independent local owners, will lead to more diverse programming, more choices for listeners, and more owners who are responsive to their local communities and serve the public interest.

No problem. Simply mandate that all those new owners be finance-able!

Along with other ideas, the report recommends that national radio ownership not be allowed to exceed 5 percent of the total number of AM and FM broadcast stations, and local ownership should not exceed more than 10 percent of the total commercial radio stations in a given market.

How this can become reality? Another EEOC bureaucracy, complete with Categories For Every Possible Favored Interest Group.

HT: Mark Levin

1 comment:

Real Debate said...

They are simply lost.

Left wing talk radio is not popular becuase to date, it has sucked.