Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Clear Channel Clobbers Houston Geezers

HoustonChronicle.com - KBME to join all-sports radio ranks: "The departure of the beautiful music format on KBME also means the departure of veteran Houston radio host Paul Berlin, a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame who has been a fixture in Houston radio since 1950.

'Paul will be with us at least through Dec. 15,' Charles said. 'We've been proud to be partners with him. You don't get to work with that many legends in this business.

'But there is not a musical fit with him (among Clear Channel's Houston stations), and that is one of the hardest parts about this decision.'"

So Clear Channel is taking the only music station I listen to and going to all sports-talk, all the time. There's already a sports station, but what the heck. Now no one will be playing music from the 1940s and 1950s. I'm really angry about this, but of course there's not a thing I can do. Being an old geezer, I'm not anybody's target audience anymore, except for the people who run Goodlife TV. And the commercials on that channel are too depressing to watch.

1 comment:

Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

Knowing Clear Channel, it's most likely going to be 90% syndicated programming. They're firing local DJs in San Antonio left and right and replacing them with syndication. Here's the kicker--the locals' ratings are good. It's just that the syndicated programming is cheaper. Welcome to corporate homogenization.