williaty wrote:1) If it's owned by CC, how is it "independently operated"? Being owned by CC is sort of the exact opposite of being independent.
Well what I mean by independently operated was that CC owned "Indie 103.1" and did all the marketing, but the program director was given freedom to do what he wanted, so you would regularly get guys like Steve Jones, who had his own show, doing in studio interviews with guys like Ken Andrews of Failure, and playing their records. It was run more like a college radio station, that was all punk, rock, and alternative, that just happened to be owned by CC and Entravision. The FCC stepped in and made CC sell off one of their stations (they are only allowed to own 8 in the LA market) so they sold off their interest in the station to Entravision, and about a year in they flipped format to Spanish language.
williaty wrote:2) They tend to form a near-monopoly in any market they enter. They've repeatedly lobbied to have the limit for how much of any one market they can own raised. They're well known for making sure ALL the content you get on any of their stations puts out whatever corporate decides you're supposed to know and to like.
All I can say is vote with your dollars, you don't like the station don't listen. I rarely flip from AM to FM, and when I do I rarely tune north of 90MHz.