Local Radio: The Welcome Respite From COVID-19 News Overload



In mid-April, with the COVID-19 pandemic at full tilt, RBR+TVBR’s Editor-in-Chief penned a column focused on potential news burnout. Adam R Jacobson wrote, “Local television has done an exceptional job of keeping Americans informed when it comes to the latest on how the novel coronavirus is impacting those across their community. But, when one adds in cable news networks, daily newspapers, and the social media feeds, the volume of COVID-19 focused items can be overwhelming — and exhausting.”

Thankfully, he said, there is local radio, which, at one station in Detroit, has done “an exemplary job of demonstrating just how valuable it is in a time of emotional need and national emergency.”

Today, we revisit Cumulus Media‘s Hot Adult Contemporary WDVD-FM 96.3 in this encore presentation of a column that originally appeared April 16, 2020 at RBR.com.


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