Posts Tagged ‘Lew Dickey’

Many have speculated over the whys of Dickey’s decisions in the radio market and some have mentioned the word politics.   I found an Atlanta article that states, yes, Dickey’s got politics on his mind for 2012.  He wants his hand in the pockets of politicians, grabbing the easy cash thrown at broadcasters for political advertising.

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2012/01/04/political-ad-revenue-to-be-350m-in-2012.html?ana=yfcpc

Dickey anticipates so much money rolling in that he’s hired a full-time political sales manager in Washington D.C.

This is all too convenient now, isn’t it?  Just in time for politics he’s gutted the airwaves in many regions.  SweetJack my a$$.  We’re going to need a heavy-duty pooper-scooper to clean up after this media mess.  I don’t think it’s only money he’s after, either.  But he won’t be so quick to share quotes about that part of his political game any time soon.

Again, I ask, what can we, thousands of us in this market alone, do to stop this?  Do not support SweetJack.  Do not support the new KGO.  Do not listen.  Do not support their advertisers.  Let the community know.  We are losing local radio in our communities so one big Dick-ey can grab more profit in an election cycle.

What else does he want us to lose?  Maybe an election?  Think about it.