Clear Channel station sells newsroom name to bank

From RockRap, who comments on a Clear Channel radio station selling naming rights to their newsroom.

The specific and only reason the Clear Channel broadcast empire exists is because of the Telecom Bill pushed and passed by the Clinton/Gore administration. This latest outrage is just the logical and latest extension of the Democratic Party’s pro-corporate policies.

"In a move that has drawn fire from some journalism organizations, a Wisconsin radio station has agreed to join the ranks of everything from college football bowl games to public school scoreboards by selling the naming rights of its newsroom to a business.

Beginning Jan. 1, the WIBA-FM newsroom in Madison, Wis., will become known as the Amcore Bank News Center. The station is one of more than 1,200 owned by the nation’s largest radio broadcaster, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications."

If this "newsroom" discovers, say, an auditing scandal at the bank, will they investigate it like any other story? Well, of course they won’t.

But wait, perhaps this could be a start of a new trend. Possibilities abound. The Jack Abramoff School of Investigative Journalism? The Prison Reform Institute, with major funding by the CIA?

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