Cumulus Media’s long-standing San Francisco radio news station KGO recently laid off its news staff, at the same time the company’s rock station KFOG also fired most of its on-air staff. We discuss what this means for Bay Area listeners and what it indicates for the future of radio journalism.
Jennifer Waits joins to bring us the latest in college radio, including news of a devastating fire at one station, and she lets us know about opportunities to propose talks and panels for the next College Broadcasters Inc. student media conference. Also, inspired by news that NYU’s campus coffee shop is playing that school’s radio station on the loudspeaker, Eric and Jennifer discuss why it’s great when campuses and business play great local radio stations.
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- Episode 8 featured Bainbridge Community Broadcasting
- Boaty McBoatface
- WTBU Seeking Donatinos to Help Rebuild Fire Damaged College Radio Station
- WTBU Website/Donation Link
- Jennifer’s visit to WTBU
- College Radio Watch: Fire at WTBU, WPSC’s Ukulele Radio, WNYU at Peet’s and More News
- CBI Call for Session Proposals
- CBI: Call for Submissions for National Student Production Awards
- With KFOG tanking, can KUSP-FM revive Bay Area rock radio?
- Anger follows Cumulus closure of KGO’s South Bay wing (April 2015)
- KGO Cuts Talk Shows, Angers Many San Francisco Listeners (December 2011)
- On Podcast #22 we discussed why Cumulus Media, the nation’s 2nd largest commercial radio owner, is in trouble, with its stock tanking big time.
- KPFA’s Upfront April 6, 2016 – KGO segment begins at 33:14
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