Ex-DJ Rants: Why Radio Still Matters
July 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM (PT)
Former ENTERCOM Alternative KNRK/PORTLAND, OR middayer TARA DUBLIN isn't kicking back on the beach, casually enjoying her hiatus from the business. She took to the webpages of OREGONMEDIACENTRAL.COM and penned a guest commentary entitled, "An Open Letter to Radio Programmers ... Or, Why Radio Still Matters: A Rant."
"For nearly five years, I had my lifelong dream job: doing middays on KNRK," she wrote. "I loved my job with an intensity that most people couldn't comprehend. I loved interacting with the listeners ... what I enjoyed most was being able to contribute to the PORTLAND-area community. ... I argued ferociously with anyone who told me radio is dying. I defended the medium that I have loved since I was a child and will always love. And even though one of You Clueless White Guys in Charge decided for some unfathomable reason to eliminate my daypart and lay me off with zero notice, I still believe with all my heart that radio is necessary even in today’s web-obsessed society."
Then she gets really passionate, as you can find out by clicking here.