September 06, 2003
Dysfunctional Americana 24: Phoenix, Arizona
Here you have the Gospel according to Clear Channel: listening to your radio is an act that helps you "stay brave."
May 14, 2003. Image copyright © 2003 Michael T. Doughney
Posted by Mike Doughney at September 06, 2003 08:53 AM
I used to work in radio in the Phoenix market. I know (or used to know) some of the people behind KFYI. What I didn't know was...that they were part of CLEAR CHANNEL !
The "Stay informed" part is laughable, since most news-talk radio stations have slashed their news-gathering budgets to such a point that most stations are now what we call "rip-n-readers". That is, they parrot whatever comes over the wires. there is NO budget for investigative reporting--and not much quality in their news staffs, considering the LOW pay scale in Arizona...a non-union state.