Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Trump Meets FCC Chairman

From this morning's Tom Taylor NOW column...

What did Trump talk about with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai? Nothing regarding any “pending proceedings at the FCC,” a Commission spokesman tells Broadcasting & Cable. But the new President must know that Pai’s opposed to previous Chairman Tom Wheeler’s vision of “Net Neutrality” and is working to reverse it. And Trump may’ve been told about Pai’s colorful pledge to take a “weed-wacker” to “remove those rules that are holding back investment, innovation and job creation” (December 8 NOW). Radio has high hopes for Pai, and one executive calls him “potentially the most radio-friendly Chairman in my lifetime.”

When a radio exec says "radio-friendly" they don't mean for you the listener or you the employee. They mean for themselves, the pocket liner. You will be collatoral damage. The product will suffer. No question about it. Same goes for the Net Neutrality dismantling. These people literally don't give a crap about you, or what is best for the consumers. They are simply padding already over-stocked pockets by using the public airwaves.