Today’s Challenges for Small Markets and Family-Owned Stations


“Our work in traditional media has seen its challenges,” notes Media Information Bureau columnist, broadcast leadership expert, FCC Compliance Specialist, and licensed psychotherapist Kelly Orchard. “The recent bankruptcies of two of the largest radio broadcasters, as well as mergers, acquisitions, and transitions, are main topics as I continue to engage in conversations with my colleagues. Their opinions are as varied as the size of their radio markets.”

In this column, Orchard reviews “the good, the bad and the ugly” of the radio industry, while reviewing today’s top concerns for smaller markets and, in particular, family owned stations.

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