Ryan Seacrest. rush limbaugh. Delilah. John Tesh. Jim Rome. Theyâ„¢re on the air.
Jim Pastrick. Å“Slick Tom Tiberi. Gail Ann Huber. Jimmy T. Theyâ„¢re not.
In many markets, the economic slump is making it harder to attract advertisers, and the big broadcasters that own most of the nationâ„¢s stations are under pressure to cut costs.
Further, thereâ„¢s increasing competition for listeners from satellite radio, Internet radio stations and MP3 players.
Å“Local radio is facing incredible challenges. Itâ„¢s facing challenges in attracting listeners and in attracting advertisers, said Mark Fratrik, a vice president with BIA Advisory Services, a consulting firm that tracks the media and communications industries.
Many of these changes are playing out in Buffalo, where a few out-of-town conglomerates own the bulk of the stations.
Local voices disappearing from radio dial : Entertainment : The Buffalo News.