Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Anonymous
2021-02-24 17:39:04

Grant, as a co-worker of yours at CKRA-FM (K-Lite), but in another department, I always admired the amount of work you and the news team put in on a daily basis, including a one-hour daily public and community affairs show. The big corporations are going the wrong direction by eliminating local newsrooms. It does not have to be elaborate, but a local news presence is something the audience would appreciate, otherwise your FM station might as well be just another music streaming service.

Anonymous
2021-02-24 19:07:35

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, it was a lot of work but we all were younger then and hungry. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be working as hard today. (g)

I agree with the state of FM radio today. What once seemed like an easy way to make big money has changed drastically because of the competition from streaming services, the internet and music on phones and iPods. The only difference is "how you do local" and these days it's not being done very well.

-Grant