What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. – W.H. Auden

KansasCity

http://www.current.org/2013/04/kansas-city-pubtv-buys-triple-a-music-station/

The above article demonstrates the horizontal integration of a public TV station with a radio station in Kansas City. This is the first time that this particular company has purchased another business that is outside its usual scope of trade.  Kansas City Public TV (KCPT) is in talks to acquire the license for KTGB a Triple A music and NPR-style news radio station. Though the license deal has not been approved by the FCC yet, the board of governors and owners of KCPT seem to be quite confident that the deal will be approved and go through. And due to constant deregulation by the government that allows companies to consolidate businesses and corner the market, I have no doubt that it will be approved with flying colors by the FCC.

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