Robservations on the media beat:
- For the last word on the National Radio Hall of Fame, let us bow to the King of All Media, Howard Stern, who was snubbed for the fourth time last week by the Chicago-based broadcast shrine. Although he consistently urged his fans not to vote for him, Stern blasted the outcome anyway on his Sirius XM show Monday. Saying "everybody else sucks," he called it "almost ludicrous" that he lost in the national/active category to retired NPR news anchor (and Chicago Public Media luminary) Carl Kasell. Inside Radio, which also noted that despite nearly 20 years in syndicated radio and a peak of more than 60 affiliates, Stern has never won a Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters, quoted him as saying:
"Even if you hate what I do, you couldn't discount what I've accomplished. It's laughable. The idea of having a Radio Hall of Fame is ridiculous because there aren't enough guys in radio that are good enough to even have one. The radio dial is just an abomination. There's such a lack of talent, it's sickening."