Good Morning Gentle Readers,
I don't care that much because FM Rock has been dead for eons or so it seems (some would say good riddance). However, it is interesting that LA's KLSX, the soon-to-be-former home of Tom Leykis and Howard Stern has met yet another apparent demise.
Ahhh, not-so-creative destruction.....According to A Small Victory, Infinity Broadcasting will fill the Howard Stern void not by following Jack Radio's Ipod Shuffle mimic into oblivion, but by changing to a format called Free FM and dancing with that into oblivion....
Talk, talk, talk, more talk, more blabber about nothing, prank phone calls and "odd" news, bitching about the world in a post-modern ironic kind of way, fluffy Hollywood interviews, thirty second sound bites about the top grossing movies, some Paul Harvey-esque dude giving you a humorous take on a news subject and, expletive deleted don't lie to us there will be no music.
Thus hastening the move to satellite radio, which ain't all that great either. Despite all the hand wringing and desperation at outfits like Infinity, FM isn't going away any time soon. Keep in mind that the often reported death of AM radio was highly exaggerated. But FM will never be what it was once. Count on that.
Meant to include this but now it's an UPDATE: Humble Harve and Brian Roberts: The Day Radio Died at Blue Power (tip of the glass to John Rhys for the link).