DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: CORPORATE FM
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Monday Jan 7 8:15pm- Wine reception at 7pm
A New Film by Kevin McKinney & Jill McKeever about the striking and alarming effects that the Telecom Act had on radio. Be surprised by not only the the extent of the damage that deregulation has wrought to commercial radio, but how deeply it threatens public and college and community radio as well. Worse yet, the FCC is still trying to consolidate even more, despite overwhelming 99% opposition feedback it receives from citizens. It may not surprise you that each of the past four FCC commissioners has at some point made money off of the industry that they are here to regulate.
The internet didn’t kill radio, commercial radio is killing itself. Ever wonder why über-corporations like Clear Channel can take over local radio stations, fire your favorite DJ and ignore the local music movements? How can they make money when fewer and fewer people listen? Corporate FM reveals how buyout firms such as Bain Capital have changed radio and made handsome profits along the way.
Reception and Q+A by film makers.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.)