Posted by TFG on February 17th, 2005
This is kind of neat, in a wonky, media-head kind of way: a list of all the local teevee, radio station, newspapers, and cable systems, and who owns them. Let me tell ya…there’s a TON of crap out there that I don’t read, watch or listen to.
But what’s kind of funny, in a wonky, media-head kind of way, is to compare actual ownership statistics to all the aggrieved whining I’ve heard over the last few years about the consolidation of media and it’s attendant horrors. The by-far favorite whipping boy, Clear Channel, is tied for first — with two other companies (Viacom and Susquehanna).
Clear Channel, the unstoppable monolith, hold 6 of 57 radio licenses. Big. Dang. Whoop. I’m supposed to be frightened about that? Why? Bottom line, there is one hell of a lot of variety out there if you can be bothered to lift a finger and look for it instead of bitching about a successful company.
Found this little jewel at Front Burner…
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