Monday, May 04, 2009

 

Globe talks to TALKERS' Michael Harrison

In an
interview with the Globe
, Michael Harrison of TALKERS says talk radio on AM and FM has about 4-5 yrs left --the Internet will be its future(he also says liberal talk radio is doing great--if you count NPR and shock jocks). He praises the "old" WRKO (and also has nice words about both Hannity and Colmes)


He does point out that many of today's kids don't own radios, or at least don't consider radio an essential part of life. That's
not encouraging.

Comments:
Anyone know anything about Michael Harrison's career?

He speaks like a know-it-all.

Does he have a respected history in radio...or is he just another bozo on the bus with an opinion?
 
Er, I think the opening paragraph of The Globe article says it all:
"Michael Harrison is founder and publisher of Talkers magazine, the talk-radio industry's leading trade journal. He has spent more than 40 years in radio - as a host of both talk radio and rock music shows, as a station manager and program director, and as a station owner."
 
Yeah, saw that....but that's pretty vague.

Where did he work? Did he own a 1 KW station in Vermont?

That entitles him to pontificate on major market talk radio?

That gives him credibility to forecast the future of radio?

Again, just another bozo with an opinion?
 
I think he used to work for Radio And Records in the past
 
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well that certainly qualifies him doesn't it.
 
Where did he work? Did he own a 1 KW station in Vermont? That entitles him to pontificate on major market talk radio?

Funny, I used to work at a 1KW station in VT and have worked in a major market for nearly 30 years now...

That gives him credibility to forecast the future of radio?
Again, just another bozo with an opinion?

So from THIS Bozo (only working at a 1 KW sationin VT and 30 years in major mkt radio) I think he's probably on track although I wonder about his time frame. Kids, the future of everything, don't listen to radio, not real radio, not Sat radio. Why? TV didn't kill the radio star, Radio killed radio!
 
No, you're not a Bozo if you worked at a 1KW in VT. You went on to work in the major markets.

If you would have stayed your whole career at that 1KW...that would've been a different story... ;-)
 
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