Sunday, January 30, 2011
"At Work Tonight"
Radio WBAI, see links, is mostly empty in the evenings these days. Most hosts email their programs in. They produce them remotely either at home or a rented facility, and just mail'em in now. We're mostly automated these daze.
This is a change in local broadcast culture. At least for smaller networks.
There used to be a whole culture of interesting personalities, and assorted weirdos roaming the halls, and studios.
Just by bumping into each other all the time they created an amazing creative stew.
We have, or had walls crammed with awards that were the product of those creative collisions. Those were the days. Still I'm told all these empty chairs is progress. Perhaps, but for whom?