Changes in radio
It seems that in the short time I’ve been doing this blog, a few things that I applauded that were going on in local Detroit radio have either eliminated or have been watered down substantially. Or perhaps in some other way those involved were simply given a slap in the face for doing a good job.
Work in smaller or medium market radio if that’s what you want to do. It appears job security is better. The value that today’s bigger market owners put in talent is minimal, no matter how “good” you are or how many awards you were given or how many ratings wars you won.
While what you’ve done in the past may get you the job in the first place, it doesn’t really matter much any more, and your job may only last months regardless of anything else. You can thank the local economy in part for this scenario -- but that's only part of why it is the way it is.
I am sure I’ll have more to say about this later.