Friday, September 23, 2016

Media Friday

The ratings for Sunday night's Emmy telecast were down.  It's not hard to see why.  The Emmy's were opened up to services like Amazon, Crackle, and Netflix a few years ago.  Quality shows, but a small audience.  Unknown "stars."  Emmy viewers want to see people they know.

An addendum to yesterday's podcast blog:  A couple of coworkers and I have kicked around doing one.  It's still a long way from reality.  While I love what I'm doing now, the radio bug never really left me.  It would be a nice way to dip a toe back in the water.  Yes, I wrote yesterday that a podcast is not radio.

FOX Business used to get hammered by CNBC.  FOX is now squeaking out some wins.  It took a long time.  CNBC lost its way.  We'll see if it can get back on track.

There was an interesting discussion of media bias on Brit Hume's FOX News Channel show Tuesday night.  That's a topic for an entire blog entry soon.

A local company, Bold Gold, has picked up three more radio stations.  They're in the Catskills.  It's nice to see stations in local hands.

I listened to WBT 1110 in Charlotte during an outbreak of protests following a police involved shooting.  Well done.

I still can't warm up to some of the things CNN does, but a recent special, "Almost President," was outstanding.

The Weather Channel crew still seems so disappointed the U.S. hasn't been slammed with a category 5 hurricane.

SB Nation Radio, formerly Yahoo Sports Radio, formerly Sporting News Radio, has dumped Steve Czaban's morning show.  Mistake.