What might be more interesting is the other step that Infiniti took yesterday for Howard Stern. They had a popular, competitive pop station, 93.7 WBZZ to Clear Channel's 96.1. Yesterday, in a flash, that disappeared to be replaced by "K-Rock", a generic rock station with no DJs. And promos for the return of Howard Stern in a couple of weeks. Tuesday, it was a reliable channel for listening to overplayed Outkast and the other cross-genre pop/rock/hiphop. Wednesday, Beatles, Led Zepplin, Perl Jam. Did anyone bat an eye, that a completely new station, with high-production promos, shifted demographic ads, etc was active within hours over a different glossy station identity? I am not sure. I guess I heard on the Clear Channel pop station that they were getting a flood of "refugees" to their reliable morning show. Because people don't have the memory to remember they are less than 6 months old as a concept here as well.
How do most people feel about the fact that all the radio stations around the country are ruled by a select few companies. That you can listen to a KISS radio station in any major market, same Oldies station, and so on. That even if the DJs are "local", the "local" DJ shows have the same shticks in different places? Does it matter?
I'm not looking for answers. I just like to listen.