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Ideas for Improving Broadcasting in General

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Post by Mario500 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:36 pm

If I were in charge of a certain radio station based in the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois named WGN-AM, I would hire certain beings to hear its programming and report whether it had any incorrect information or not (either during the programs they might be hearing or after their broadcasts) on a regular basis. I would also encourage hosts and guests for its programming to avoid using profanity or any form of rude language while part of the programming.

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:02 pm

This doesn't seem very general.

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Post by Mario500 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:51 pm

I am nobody wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:02 pm
This doesn't seem very general.
In case this was posted in reference to my message, I would say it could be part of broadcasting in general.

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Post by smol Kat » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:07 pm

I think the point was more that you're talking about a specific radio station (and a specific form of media)...not to mention yours was a pretty specific complaint.

That said, fact checking is definitely important and also much easier to accomplish when working with written media. Your suggestion is an interesting one in theory but I'm not certain it would hold up in practice.
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Post by Mario500 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:50 am

smol Kat wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:07 pm
I think the point was more that you're talking about a specific radio station (and a specific form of media)...not to mention yours was a pretty specific complaint.
I was thinking if this discussion were to have more ideas for improving certain broadcasters, they (all together) could be considered ideas for improving broadcasting in general.

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Post by steeze » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 am

Radio is a dying industry anyway. Just float it out to sea and shoot a flaming arrow at it. Generation Z doesn't listen to the radio they're all about that Spotify and streaming platforms etc. Even car manufacturers are moving away from radios in their dashboards and opting for synchronizing with smart phones. Not to mention the dreaded 20 minutes of advertisements that crowd each station.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:46 pm

^Car radios are still used for news. I like getting traffic updates for free without having to fumble with a phone while I'm in motion.

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Post by Marilink » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 pm

I hope radio doesn't go away, it's one of the only freely accessible things we have left in this world.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:42 am

Don't you get fined by the FCC for using profanity? Like a couple thousand dollars? Like they have a radio license and all, right? I've had experience working in college radio and we had a radio license. The system had a button you could press if someone cursed so you could bleep it out. But if you weren't fast enough, or nobody was there to push the button, the station could get fined like $2,000. We ended up going online-only during my last year in college, so the profanity rule no longer was in effect. However, the board still encouraged it for the sake of keeping a proper image.

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Post by steeze » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:51 am

Marilink wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 pm
I hope radio doesn't go away, it's one of the only freely accessible things we have left in this world.
You still have to buy the radio or the car that the radio is inside of. Internet radio is completely free also. With less ads. Pandora being a prime example. There's plenty of free to go around.

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