Thursday, December 07, 2006

Call Me A Cynic

I'll wait to finish that thought until you click here and read: Nashville FCC hearing gives locals the chance to speak out against further media consolidation.

Lessee now. Back when George Jones, Porter Wagoner and the others were emerging on the scene and reinventing country music back in the '60's and '70's, there was no media consolidation and that didn't stop the format from moving forward to serve younger demos by welcoming their music.

What the heck makes them think that halting further radio consolidation will suddenly bring back classic country music to replace today's great new country music and artists? As I recall, Faron Young, Kitty Wells and the earlier generation welcomed George, Porter, Dolly and the rest rather than trying to stop their exposure on the radio at the FCC...

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