So, Clear Channel has apparently set up a fake pirate radio station in Akron, Ohio that spends it’s time harrasing and insulting other Clear Channel stations. Oh Great Corporate Stupidity, will your insanity never end?
The conclusion most people seem to be drawing is that it’s a publicity stunt in advance of them switching one of their OH stations to an alternative format. I can’t help but wonder, though, if this the beginning of CC rolling out an Indie 103.1-inspired format nationwide. The success that Entravision (and CC) has found with Indie here in L.A. has got to have them formulating ways to franchise the idea. In markets where they’re not already legally over-extended, that is. Anyway, even if this isn’t it I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. We should start a pool.