Los Angeles community leaders contacted Time Warner executives to voice their support for CRN when the cable corporation suddenly dropped the radio network. Several city and county officials quickly contacted TW executives and pointed out CRN’s importance to the community and telecommunications — including the cable industry.
A service to the community and cable industry
“I would like to impress upon you the value that CRN Digital Talk provides to the cable industry in Los Angeles,” wrote councilmember Bill Rosendahl — a former cable executive — in a letter to Maureen Lane, Time Warner’s VP of Programming for the West Region. “CRN Digital Talk Radio has been synonymous with the Southern California lifestyle and takes a lead role in (1) covering life local charity events; 2) addressing cable customer concerns; (3) covering local entertainment venues; (4) delivering cable television’s message to customers in an entertaining and informative way; and (5) providing an industry-friendly outlet for cable company executives.”
He also added, “I have always been able to communicate effectively with my constituents using this format. CRN provides a significant service and, in this time oftumultuous media attention, Time Warner Cable would benefit by maximizing its relationship with this important media partner.”
Ms. Lane also heard from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich. “(CRN) is a vital local resource that should continue in its current format to entertain our county residents and your subscribers.”
“CRN provides thousands of local customers with important and timely information on civic events, the arts, and regional entertainment,” City Controller Wendy Gruel wrote to Time Warner’s West Region External Vice President Bill Goetz. She praised CRN as a “vital communications tool” and asked, “As a fiscal watchdog for Los Angeles taxpayers, many of which are your customers, I ask that you preserve CRN Digital Talk Radio.”
Councilmember Tom LaBonge informed Goetz and Eric Goldberg — TWC’s Vice President of Programming — that, “while the media landscape is changing, now is the time to double-down on hyper-local content, as this is necessary more than ever” and that he “(opposes) any efforts to drop” CRN from Time Warner’s packages.
Be a leader
These public leaders — including a cable industry veteran — understand how CRN facilitates communication and helps serve the community in a variety of ways. Join them and let Time Warner know how CRN promotes communities, philanthropy, arts, democracy, and much more.
Contact Time WarnerEric Goldberg Vice President of Programming Time Warner Cable 60 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10023 Bill Goetz External Vice President, West Region Time Warner Cable 550 N. Continental Blvd. Suite 250 El Segundo, CA 90245 Maureen Lane Vice President – Programming, West Region Time Warner Cable 550 N. Continental Blvd. Suite 250 El Segundo, CA 90245