mass media into mammoth
monopolies is the single greatest contributor to the slow death of American
democracy and freedom.
"Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their
origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental
interventionist policy directed against free
trade." Ludwig von Mises
"The modern growth of monopolies in the shape of
trusts, cartels, federations of employers and so on has greatly increased the
power of the capitalist to levy toll on
This tendency will not cease of itself, but only through definite
action on the part of those who
do not profit by the capitalist regime." -
"The fact is, corporations and their vast
have killed radio." - Tim
"No programmer wants to draw attention by chosing
songs too far
outside the mainstream."- Tom Calococci, KBBT program
|In the first quarter of
2006 research found radio listeners are hearing 23% fewer new rock songs, 14%
fewer pop songs, 16% fewer hip-hop songs and 17% fewer adult contemporary songs
than they were in the first quarter of 2005.
This occurred as the
number of new album releases increased.
Except for in the major
metropolitian areas basically two corporate media corporations control the
The recent shift is part of a broader
homogenization and repetitive airplay that has been underway for the past
decade as radio station ownership has consolidated.
The following table
lists the communities where these two corporations monopolized the radio
||Clear Channel Radio Monopolies
||Cumulus Media Monopolies
||-Gadsden -Huntsville -Tuscaloosa
||-Chinle -Tuba City -Tucson -Yuma
||-Chico -Monterey -San Luis Obispo
||-Florida Keys -Fort Myers/Naples -Panama City
-Rock Punta Gorda
|-Fort Walton Beach
||-Boise -Pocatello -Twin Falls -Idaho Falls
(no other major companies)
||-Burlington -Des Moines -Fort Dodge
Madison -Iowa City
||-Ann Arbor -Grand Rapids
|-Lebanon -Manchester -Portsmouth
other major companies)
|-Albuquerque -Farmington -Gallup
other major companies)
||-Binghamton -Syracuse -Utica
||-Bismarck -Dickinson -Fargo -Minot
|-Akron -Chillicothe -Defiance -Findlay
-Lorain -Mansfield -Sandusky -Tiffin
|-Allentown -Johnstown -New Castle
||-Florence -Myrtle Beach
||-El Paso -Waco -Wichita Falls
||-Salt Lake City (no other major companies)
(no other major
(no other major
||-Appleton -Green Bay
(no other major
Communications controls the radio airwaves in Palm Springs, California;
Aberdeen & Moses Lake & Wenatchee, Washington.
controls the radio airwaves in Fresno & Riverside, California; Hartford,
Entercom Communications controls the radio airwaves in
Wichita, Kansas; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Longview, Washington.
Cox Enterprises controls the radio
airwaves in Stamford, Connecticut; Long Island, New York.
controls the radio airwaves in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin launched the FCC
formal review of media ownership rules.
"Further Notice of Proposed
Rule Making," issued July 25, 2006 is vague, but its intent is clear: to
let a few giant media
amalgamations swallow up more local television channels, radio stations and
newspapers in a single market.
If the changes are approved, one
corporation could own the major daily
newspaper, eight radio
stations and three
In 2009 by allowing stations to broadcast
multiple signals one corporation
could control 12 or even 18 television channels in a single city.
Media companies enjoy higher profit margins than most industries.
Radio and television station ownership is by definition regulated -
these are the public airwaves and there are only
so many channels
The only question is on whose behalf will Washington
make the rules: major media
companies or the public?" - Robert W. McChesney, Free
Laws of Economics
Principle I . In a normal state of things, all prices are regulated
by two things - the amount of
currency and the law of supply and
Principle II. A large capital in business
operations is a great advantage, and
gives to its possessors a marked
superiority over competitors
Persons established in
business have an
advantage over those just starting in the same business, other things
Principle IV. A new man who starts in business poor is at a
great disadvantage in competition with rich men who are already established.
Principle V. A new man who starts in business in antagonism with well
established rich men will be at such a disadvantage that he will
Principle VI. In
business crises, all started by the calling of loans, established capital
has a great advantage over newcomers without much capital.
VII. In business crises, which
create economic contractions,
men without capital who have to
borrow money are at a disadvantage and they are the first to go broke.
Principle VIII. Newcomers with little
capital cannot enter into competition with
well capitalized established
rich men and drive them out of
Principle IX. In business crises,
women of small capital can not
successfully enter into competition with rich
men well established and take business.
Principle X .
The superiority of large capital is
apparent in all operations.
The laws of chance
varies within certain limits but in
the long run conform to regular laws of bell curves both
In gambling operations the
longest purse will win in the long run.
Principle XII. In
operations in Boards of Trade, newcomers with less capital
can not break better capitalized men
and reduce them to bankruptcy.
Principle XIII .
Economically a man can only make a reasonable
Principle XIV. The wealth of a country, under the operation
of the natural laws of political economy, will increase most rapidly in times
of prosperity and will increase more slowly in
eras of industrial depression.
Principles of Political Economy are violated:
1. In the
abnormal condition of prices -
no longer regulated by the amount of currency or by
the law of supply and
2. In the abnormal
condition of business - newcomers with borrowed capital
take possession of everything;
3. In the
rapid amalgamation of wealth in the hand of
a newcomer who has sprung up
from poverty into
4. In the anomalous fact that the wealth of our country has
increased most rapidly when
prosperity was at the lowest ebb.
God does not choose to work
miracles by setting aside the regular
Laws of Nature, but
leaves natural laws to work out
their natural results.
The heaviest capital carries with it
power to crush smaller operators ; as surely as
a thundercloud carries
rain, or the North
Wind blows frost.
"The treasure you think not worth taking trouble to
find, this one alone is the real treasure you are longing for.
glittering treasure you are
hunting for day and night
lies buried on "the other side of that hill yonder."
B. Traven, The
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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