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CORPORATE FM: The Killing of Local Commercial Radio
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 7pm
1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045 · Cost: FREE
Apr 7, 2013

 

See Trailer at: http://youtu.be/v40kadobrWo

Radio once united entire cities around their local bands, local charities and local businesses. Then corporate greed and financial game players preyed on this industry creating a void in our culture.  Corporate FM follows the tragic story of commercial radio, meanwhile revealing a greater truth about the destruction of the US economy.

 

 

In 1996, commercial radio underwent a quiet revolution. In the
wake of the new “Telecom Act,” local station owners
everywhere sold their stations to conglomerate groups as fast
as they could. The new corporate owners gutted staffs. Featuring interviews with Jewel, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, and former Butt Hole Surfers manager Tom Bunch, and a wide array of DJs and experts who have witnessed radio’s destruction from the inside, CORPORATE FM presents the sad, shocking truth of the impact of the deregulation of the radio industry. 

Lawrence residents may also recognize several local landmarks as the film also follows the sale of the former locally owned rock station KLZR to an our of town conglomerate.

 

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