Harker Research Vs. NAB War Of Words Continues
August 24, 2010 at 7:10 AM (PT)
If you thought the war of words between HARKER RESEARCH and the NAB was a one-shot deal YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 8/23), you were wrong ... although this time it's one-sided.
HARKER posted, "NAB Responds to FM Chip Criticism and Proves Our Point" on its blog TODAY (8/24).
Referencing YESTERDAY's ALL ACCESS report, HARKER blogs, "Say it isn’t so. Tell us the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS, in a response devoid of relevancy or significance, dismissed our criticisms as silly. NAB EVP DENNIS WHARTON, when asked about our criticisms, not only took great exception, he expressed his outrage."
WHARTON said YESTERDAY, "I really take offense to this ridiculous post. I've spent 14 years working at NAB defending free and local radio."
HARKER responds, "In response, Mr. WHARTON first notes that he has spent 14 years defending free and local radio. While it might be a source of pride for him, it is an embarrassing admission. What has happened to radio over the past 14 years that Mr. WHARTON can be proud of? What improvements to the medium did the NAB spearhead?"
Regarding TODAY's blog, WHARTON had no response. "Not this time. I’m too busy promoting and defending the great business of radio."