Hollander: "It's Content"
December 12, 2005 at 6:42 AM (PT)
INFINITY's JOEL HOLLANDER tells FORBES that radio doesn't need more radical changes and that "it's content. Whoever has the best content will win." HOLLANDER, in a brief interview with the magazine's DOROTHY POMERANTZ, said that the only radical change coming in radio will be the addition of additional HD RADIO channels.
He also defended the company's flip of WCBS-F/NEW YORK to "JACK-FM" by saying "when you make a global decision and you take a piece of content and spread it over 11 stations and you're successful on 10 of them, I'll take that batting average any day of the week."
HOLLANDER also said that "it's been a lot of fun" with HOWARD STERN (a "brilliant broadcaster") but that "certainly we'll miss him, but the world goes on, and we'll be successful, and hopefully he'll be successful, but not as successful as us," adding that "when you're replacing someone who's been on the air for 20 years, it takes some time. Will it take 24 months? I don't think so. We live in a society where people want quick answers, whether it's Wall Street or sports or politics. You have to be patient."
Read the interview by clicking here.