Radio is a sound salvation

November 18, 2002

The Future of Music Coalition released a large study on the effects of consolidation in the radio industry: Radio Deregulation: Has It Harmed Citizens and Musicians?

The radical deregulation of the radio industry allowed by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 has not benefited the public or musicians. Instead, it has led to less competition, fewer viewpoints, and less diversity in programming. Deregulation has damaged radio as a public resource...

...Radio listeners want to hear a wider range of music that includes local musicians. Twenty-five percent of survey respondents said they hear too little of the music they like; 38 percent said that local artists are underexposed on the radio

Posted by Andrew Raff at November 18, 2002 08:00 PM
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