Listen up PRP fans… there is a movement afoot! As we at Portland Radio Project joined in our mission to reconnect radio with our community, director Kevin McKinney was putting the final touches on CORPORATE FM, an award-winning documentary on the state of commercial radio.
Seven years in the making, CORPORATE FM began when Kevin’s favorite FM rock station was sold to an out-of-town buyer and “the format was changed to sound like every other station on the dial.”
In Kevin’s words:
Today there are no longer any unsigned local bands played in rotation on corporate radio. Those bands are played now only once a week, usually during a local music show late on a Sunday night. Local charities are not given the same breath. Outside of zany morning shows, DJs speech is restricted to 15 seconds at a time including station ID and any station endorsements. The narrow corporate playlist of music and commercials has pushed out any room for spontaneity.
[highlight]Check out the trailer for CORPORATE FM above[/highlight] and you’ll know why we asked Kevin if we can host a Portland screening. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, PRP is launching online but hopes to connect to an FM signal soon… if large media companies would give one up.
DVD Extra – The Truth About Private Equity
Josh Kosman, journalist and author of “The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy.”