The Current State of Radio

Trust me:  there’s an awful lot of truth in this.  If you’ve ever called a radio station for a contest or to make a request, pay attention.  And if you work in radio, take this as an important lesson.  Or a warning.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “The Current State of Radio

  • November 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    There is far too much ego in radio, and too much focus on making money! Not all callers are prize pigs but there are a couple that are prize pigs. I truly enjoy your posts Alan, and miss you making the edge sound great! I know hosts that hate listeners but they never take the time to think about where their paychecks come from!

  • November 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    And this is why you should be tuning in to your local college radio station. CHUO in Ottawa is a community radio station with hundreds of volunteers. We embrace our community and give a voice to the voiceless.

  • November 21, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I agree with dj anne marie..the only live radio left in North America is campus and community radio! We give away passes to shows all the time…and they're way more interesting and diverse than Katy Perry!


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