Rival Exposure – Commercial Radio Broadcaster Aids Small Public Station

Tiny Minnestoa public radio jazz station KBEM is struggling. Oddly, the station’s closest rival KJZI, owned by media giant Clear Channel, has come to the station’s aid, giving it money and offering to help promote it. “In addition to the cash infusion, Clear Channel will broadcast messages on several of its Twin Cities stations asking listeners to support KBEM. It also plans to help the station with its winter jazz festival and future pledge drives.”