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WHAT? You KNOW Something’s Wrong When Industry VETS Admit There are TOO many Old Men in the Industry!


You know, when I come across a great story in another trade, and the only ones I really read are Radio Business Report, Radio Ink and Radio-Info, I, unlike the other pussy trades, will give them credit. There was a GREAT story in RBR yesterday about the lack of new blood in the industry. Something that I have said on many occasions in RFFocus . That translates, especially in radio to dates shows and dated syndication too. I’m a middle age man and even I admit, we need new blood in the industry across the board on ALL formats. Here’s the story below courtesy of RBR.

If there was one recurring theme at last week’s NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia, it was that radio leaders are well outside of the most attractive demos – and getting older. But consolidation and the current recession have made it difficult to hire and grow the leaders of tomorrow.

Regent Communications CEO Bill Stakelin raised the issue in the Radio Group Heads Super Session, putting himself among those radio executives who are getting “long in the tooth.”

The same concern was expressed over and over by speakers in the session called “Radio Stimulus Package.”

“We are fast becoming an industry of old men,” said Larry Rosin, President, Edison Media Research, excluding the only female and younger panelist, Heidi Raphael, Vice President Corporate Communications, .

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