2013 Thin Line Film Fest - Corporate FM
115 North Elm Street , Denton, TX
$6 - $10
In 1996 commercial radio underwent a quiet revolution. Local station owners everywhere sold their stations as fast as they could to conglomerates. The new owners gutted the staffs.’Corporate FM’ is about what happens when a city loses a communal microphone. Unlike Facebook or Twitter or web-based music sharing applications, locally owned radio reaches thousands of people across many incomes and ages in a single area at the same time with a message unique to that area. That ability is what once moved entire cities to unite around local bands, local charities, local businesses, and even new ideas. Radio insiders reveal with personal stories how radio was destroyed from the inside. They uncover a financial shell game that doomed radio the moment it consolidated.
Duration: 80 mins
Director/Producer: Kevin McKinney
Producer: Jill McKeever
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