With 2013 coming to a close, we've seen very few changes to local radio this year. Do you predict any changes in local radio next year and if so, what are they?
2014 Portland Radio Predictions(42 posts)
Posted on November 22, 2013 - 02:18 PM #
For fun, I started combing through the 2013 predictions. The ones that have come true are:
Posted on November 22, 2013 - 02:57 PM #
- CouvMan - Art Bell returns to the radio (he had a short-lived program called Dark Matter on satellite radio)
- me - another Spanish station on FM (KZRI 90.3 is now running a Spanish-language Christian format)
A familiar voice will return.Posted on November 25, 2013 - 07:04 PM #
Golden Hours hits the airwaves again.
Well, at least Mr. Gaule sort of came close with his project, anyways.Posted on November 25, 2013 - 07:36 PM #
I wanted to volunteer with Golden Hours to help get them back on broadcast, but they told me it wasn't worth their time or money, even if it was free. They figured their audience would prefer streaming.
I got the feeling that after OPB kicked them out, they just didn't want to deal with it ever again.Posted on November 25, 2013 - 07:56 PM #
KBOO will be in a crisis.Posted on November 26, 2013 - 09:45 AM #
KBMS will be sold.Posted on November 26, 2013 - 01:06 PM #
More automation, less originality.Posted on November 26, 2013 - 05:35 PM #
1) The "Northwest Bands Only" format on KNRK-HD2 will be discontinued
2) Voice of Russia programming lands on 1130 or 1150Posted on November 26, 2013 - 08:29 PM #
1. BBG establish a Voice of America Domestic Service and hits the mediumwaves or the NPR Ibiquity secondaries (or both.) Well, with the partial relaxation of Smith-Mundt earlier this year, I don't think there's really anything stopping anybody from doing that if they really wanted to.
2. KKAD stop carrying Music of Your Life and VOA lands on 1550, or KOPB finally cans its god-awful "OPB Music" service and carries VOA instead (probably a more likely scenario.)Posted on November 27, 2013 - 02:51 PM #