Tuesday, August 27

Station Location - It is curious to me why Clear Channel has decided to get rid of local DJ's in favor of DJ's pretending to be local. Does that actually draw more listeners, over syndicated content like a Howard Stern show? Occasional mentions of the County Fair or a local restaurant as in introduction to a song don't really do very much for me, but is it reassuring to other listeners? I'd rather have truly local content or listen to a nationally syndicated program instead. NPR is a great example of mixing local and national programming, similar to the concept on network television morning shows, with cut-ins from local stations at certain times. My final question: why are we not able to listen to my beloved Rick Dees in morning drivetime all over this great land?