8 episodes

'For the Love of Salt Lake Radio News' is the untold story of what has shaped radio news in the Salt Lake Valley over the past three decades. Hear first-hand what the thriving business sounded like at its pinnacle and how it was shaped by federal deregulation. Host Maria Shilaos shares the personal stories of local broadcasters who lived through the highs and lows of radio's finest era.

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'For the Love of Salt Lake Radio News' is the untold story of what has shaped radio news in the Salt Lake Valley over the past three decades. Hear first-hand what the thriving business sounded like at its pinnacle and how it was shaped by federal deregulation. Host Maria Shilaos shares the personal stories of local broadcasters who lived through the highs and lows of radio's finest era.

    Pt. 8: Local Radio Plays a Critical Role in Urgent Situations

    Pt. 8: Local Radio Plays a Critical Role in Urgent Situations

    Radio has been shown to play a critical role in disseminating information in the event of emergencies such as natural disasters or severe weather events. KSL Newsradio's Maria Shilaos shows how us how the health of radio in the future depends on a...

    • 8 min
    Pt. 7: Local News Depends on Local Owners for Survival

    Pt. 7: Local News Depends on Local Owners for Survival

    Local ownership that is invested in the community is what sets apart the two remaining radio stations with a strong news presence in the Salt Lake market. KSL Newsradio's Maria Shilaos highlights what makes each station unique.

    • 10 min
    Pt. 6: Big Media Companies Buyout Local Owners

    Pt. 6: Big Media Companies Buyout Local Owners

    The Telecommunications Act of 1996 resulted in significant ownership changes for Salt Lake radio stations. KSL Newsradio's Maria Shilaos tells us by the end of 1999, four companies controlled 40 percent of the market's radio stations.

    • 8 min
    Pt.5: The Consolidation of Radio & TV News Staffs

    Pt.5: The Consolidation of Radio & TV News Staffs

    In the early 1990s, radio and TV stations in the Salt Lake valley began to consolidate their news staffs resulting in more industry layoffs. KSL Newsradio's Maria Shilaos tells us reporters were expected to meet the demands of both radio and television.

    • 10 min
    Pt. 4: The Darkest Days in Salt Lake Radio News

    Pt. 4: The Darkest Days in Salt Lake Radio News

    Dramatic changes in Salt Lake news coverage came within month's of the FCC's decision to eliminate the Fairness Doctrine. KSL Newsradio's Maria Shilaos reports on the layoffs that occurred in local news departments.

    • 9 min
    Pt. 3: A Shift in FCC Philosophy

    Pt. 3: A Shift in FCC Philosophy

    In 1981, the nation's 40th President gave birth to federal deregulation in the media industry. KSL Newsradio's Maria Shilaos describes how that change in policy began to result in changes in local news coverage.

    • 10 min

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