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No harm done when you’re already braindead

Posted by schroeder915 on November 13, 2006

If you’ve been listening to the same songs over and over again for twenty-plus years, you’re already braindead, dude.

That must have been the thinking of Clear Channel executives when they decided to foist another conservative talk show format on New Orleans, killing the over-the-hill headbanger classics format on 99.5 FM.

Maybe they determined that they finally hit their goal of playing “More Than a Feeling” 1,567,834,269 times.

It’s no wonder why new musicians can’t get a break.

As if it weren’t enough that Entercom killed progressive talk Air America Radio in New Orleans and is hoarding three radio licenses to broadcast the same content, now conservative radio is creeping onto the FM band with Sean Hannity and Fox News.

We could use more conservative right wingnuts on New Orleans radio like we could use another flood!

Oh yeah, in their lineup of Fox News on-air talent crooks and liars, Clear Channel gave convicted insurance commissioner, Jim Brown, the soapbox he was seeking to rehabilitate his reputation. How that serves the best interests of New Orleans is not readily apparent to me. Maybe I should have been listening to WRNO more.

Oh hell, what’s the point? Do we, or do we not, own the airwaves? Why should we put up with corporate profiteers dumping whatever crap they choose on our city?

We need FCC commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein to hold public hearings in New Orleans to ask if broadcasters are serving the community.

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