The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

27 April 2006

State Of Radio, NAB Convention, Dan Rather

I SAVED MONEY

...By Switching To Industry Convention Non-Attendance




Just to hear Dan Rather, of all people, explain why bloggers need to be held more accountable for what they write, would you willingly shell out gobs of hard-earned money?

At this year's National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, that's precisely what many industry professionals found themselves forced to endure.

Beyond brutal dollar slots and suspiciously potent "free" drinks, attendees heard the same great points that are expressed annually about radio's sad state of affairs.

If only the corporate suits were paying attention to something other than the cocktail waitresses.

In my latest Inside Radio column, how I filed a convention "report" from far, far away.

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Rather photo: AFP via BBC

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