Self-serving Statesman ignores stations, blogsDon Day | May 19, 2008
The Idaho daily Statesman’s guide for newcomers is out .
The paper picked a few select stations to highlight – under the guise of “top rated” – though, as usual – it really is just more about some random sample. Why not list them all? The paper dedicated 122 words to radio — but 188 words to JUST describe its own website and blogs (more on that in a second).
According to the Fall 2007 Arbitron ratings for Treasure Valley, top radio stations include:
* Country station “Kissin’ 92″ (92.3 FM) – the top station among listeners between the ages of 25 and 54.
* News and talk radio stations KBOI (670 AM) and KIDO (580 AM) are the top two stations among the 12-plus crowd.
Other top stations among listeners 25 to 54 include:
* ’60s and ’70s classic hits station KTHI “K-Hits” (107.1 FM)
* Country station KQFC (97.9 FM).
* ’80s, ’90s and current hits station KCIX “Mix 106″ (106.1 FM).
* Treasure Valley 96.1 “Bob FM” “plays anything” and makes the top 10 stations.
The local National Public Radio affiliate KBSX can be found at 91.5 FM.
The next section is labeled “LOCAL WEBSITES AND BLOGS” – and the Statesman hack proceeds to describe ten of its own little-read so-called blogs. They throw a small bone to Betsy Russel’s site from another Idaho newspaper – and one other blog. All star blogs like NewWest, Boise Guardian, the great sports blogs from the Idaho Press Tribune or others are ignored. But you didn’t except fairness from them, did ya?
Update: Um, yeah. I’m self-serving too. But do I at least get points for admitting it? :)