I was at a lunch meeting in Hollywood when this whole thing started going down and upon leaving my coworkers and I tuned into local radio to try to find out some details. There’s been a lot of controversy about media consolidation and it’s effect on local news coverage and today is the perfect example of why it’s such a bad thing. I couldn’t find a single shred of news on FM radio. KPCC, KCRW, they gave me squat. The best I could do was come up with two AM stations who offered breaking news from locations like “on top of a building on Wilshire” and “on my way to the fire at Venice and La Brea.” Whaaat? Come on LA news radio, you guys can do better than this. I’m finally back in my office now and KCAL has things like helicopters and “actual news.” Did anyone else experience a news blackout (dumb-out?) or was it just me who was left in the dark? C’mon radio, don’t let me down like this.