Comment of the Day

Reader: Will the last Clear Channel employee please turn out the light?

Our posts about last week's layoffs at Clear Channel Denver (and affiliated stations across the country on what became known as "National Firing Day") prompted laments about pink-slipped personalities like KBCO's Keefer with reflections on what's happened to the radio biz. The comment here falls into the latter category.

davebarnes writes:

I am waiting for Clear Channel to figure out that zero is the optimum number of employees to have in order to maximize profit.

I am old enough to remember the shift from mainstream AM to free-form FM in the mid-1960s and I am young enough to expect to see the death of [music-oriented] FM radio.

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