was raised on bluegrass music and radios grand old Opry Perkins, mixed influences with music he heard from black cotton field workers and blues singers like Mudd Waters. ?Blue Suede Shoes?
record promoters paying deejays or radio programmers to play particular songs
the market condition that exists when there are few sellers, as a result of which they can greatly influence price and other market factors
talent scouts of the music business who discover, develop, and sometimes manage artists.
Radio Act of 1912
required all wireless stations to obtain licenses from the commerce department because a lot of amateur radio stations were cramming the airwaves
Radio Corporation of America, founded by GE (General Electric) and monopolized the wireless industry
a cost saving operation that links together different broadcast stations at a central point
Radio Act of 1927
said that licensees did not own their channels but could license them as long as they operated to serve the ?public interest, convenience, or necessity,? also created the FRC (Federal Radio Commission), later to be renamed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Small electrical devices that could receive and amplify radio signals.
Management controlled programming rather than deejay controlled
payola alternative where an upfront payment was made for a song to be played for particular amounts throughout the day
Telecommunication Acts of 1996
allows individual and companies to acquire as many radio stations as they want, with relaxed restrictions on the number of stations a single broadcaster may own in the same city.
Public Broadcasting Act of 1967
created the NPR (National Public Radio) and PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) to create alternatives to commercial broadcasting which used radio and television as education tools.
a company leases a show to a network for a license fee that is actually less than the cost of production
when a program has enough episodes, it can be sold to hundreds of TV stations in the US and overseas to overcome the deficit.
Financial Interest and Syndication Rules (fin-syn)
?constituted the most damaging attack against the network TV monopoly in FCC history?, preventing the Big Three television networks from owning any of the programming that they aired in primetime
popular old network reruns such as the Andy Griffith show and I Love Lucy
time immediately before a network?s primetime schedule, usually filled by syndicated programs.
older, no longer running programs bought for reruns at local stations to boost ratings after late evening news, for example Cosby Show or Simpsons.
any program specifically produced for sale into syndication markets.
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