Browsing All posts tagged under »Two and a Half Men«

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

January 2, 2012


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


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 […]

Charlie Sheen’s 9/11 Conspiracy Theory

February 28, 2011


It’s interesting to see radio’s connection to Charlie Sheen’s very public meltdown that’s taking place. The supposedly clean, though seemingly drug-addled, actor has used two different talk radio programs as his megaphone; Dan Patrick and Alex Jones. Patrick explained that Sheen had been on his show before so he decided to have his producer reach out. […]