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New Year, New Vision: Revisiting Clear Channel’s DeRegulation Dreams

January 2, 2012

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This post initially ran on October 27 just after Clear Channel made some¬†pretty sweeping cuts in the programming departments of many smaller market stations. As more centralized programming will undoubtedly be a recurring theme in 2012 I thought it was worth revisiting. New posts will return to Free Estimates: the Talent Mechanic Blog tomorrow. Let’s […]

Clear Channel’s New Vision: Deregulation Dreams Realized

October 27, 2011

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Let’s take a second and put yesterday’s Clear Channel cutbacks and today’s National Programming Platforms Team announcement in historical perspective. It’s been 15 years since¬†the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and we may finally be seeing the vision of deregulation being fully realized. Here’s a history lesson for those of you who don’t remember: The Telecommunications […]