“I made the decision to close LARadio.com over the July 4th weekend; I did it really for three reasons: One was the consolidation; the second was the economy; and the third was the presence of social media,” Barrett told AllAccess.com. “With consolidation, the need for so much news wasn’t quite as immediate as it was in the past. Fewer people were holding more jobs. Then there’s the economy being what it is; things have been falling out since 2008. There are far less radio people to support the website today.”
Barrett started in the radio industry as a DJ in the 1960s and worked his way up the ladder before entering the motion picture world.
Since 1996, his website has been a tremendous resource for media geeks like myself. Best of luck to Don in his future endeavors.