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OfflineBaby_Hitler
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Who owns the billboards?
    #4556194 - 08/19/05 07:24 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Is there some monopoly like Clear Channel that owns most of the high profile boards, or can just anyone own one of those?


If you could design a billboard that would be seen every day by thousands of people, what would it say?


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #4557109 - 08/20/05 12:43 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

My gf's great uncle owns one and makes good money off it. It was like 25,000 dollars or something to buy it, but it's a great investment (it's in a good location).


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #4557115 - 08/20/05 12:45 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Go look around your local mall. You'll notice that those little kiosk type advertisements on the same billboards as the mall maps... many are owned by Clear Channel as well, as well as many of your local radio stations.

I don't really have much of a problem with Clear Channel as I do with other media giants. The other giants are obviously biased. Clear Channel owns such an ecclectic group of radio stations and advertisements.

They actually hosted a concert by DJ Shadow in DC a few years ago.. so you have to give them some credit.

They're not really a monopoly (like Microsoft got close to becoming)... not even close... they're just the biggest player when it comes to many different markets. Nuthin wrong with that unless you use your powers for evil...

They have tried to muscle around a few local radio stations here and there without much success, however. I don't think they've tried to pull that shit in a few years though.


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #4566158 - 08/22/05 12:17 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

in this area Ted Turner and Lamar own the majority of them


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #4566299 - 08/22/05 01:35 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It's all Clear Channel and (I think) Verizon out here in cali.


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: afoaf]
    #4566305 - 08/22/05 01:38 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Lamar is the nations largest covering 44 states


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #4566445 - 08/22/05 02:38 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Baby_Hitler said:
Is there some monopoly like Clear Channel that owns most of the high profile boards, or can just anyone own one of those?


If you could design a billboard that would be seen every day by thousands of people, what would it say?




In NYC there is a clearchannel logo beneath almost every single large billboard I see.


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: afoaf]
    #4566972 - 08/22/05 05:48 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I want to see more billboards that say "Hey everybody, smoke more pot!" but I'm guessing none of the major players would allow such a thing, no matter what you paid them.


That's why you would have to buy one.


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #4567000 - 08/22/05 05:57 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

If you own the land, you can put up a billboard. I've seen a few that are Viacom owned, so I'm sure they restrict what goes up. Most of them come from small local companies that go and discuss land-rental with farmers. At least around here thats how it works. Talk with farmers, see what you can do. Or just put up one on your property.


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #4567038 - 08/22/05 06:04 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

The farms around here are rife with 3'x3' signs that have pro-Jesus sayings on them, although they are somewhat on the whackier side of Christianity [Summed up; Believe what I believe or burn in the fire, sucka!].  One farmer made a H U G E sign that proclaimed that "HOMOSEXUALS SHALL BE CONSUMED BY THE SNAKE FROM THE FIRE". By huge I'm talking maybe 30'x20'.  Noone ever really complained, it was the front page of the news for a day, about 5 months later he changed it to "REPENT AND BE SAVED OR SIN AND SWIM IN THE LAKE OF FIRE".  I always thought that he really demonstrated Christian tolerance and their belief in a god who's love is unending :wink:

But, yea, to the point, if it's your land, you can probably put up a homemade sign

Oh! Hark! A better one.  Going into a local town here on the main street their is a sign that says "<NAME DELETED> IS A LIAR AND A CHEAT" in M A S S I V E letters.  It's been up for years and noones been able to force them to take it down.


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: MagicalMystery]
    #4567043 - 08/22/05 06:06 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

why delete the name....?

was it you!?


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: afoaf]
    #4567069 - 08/22/05 06:12 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

hahah, no, I didn't even eeally edit the post, it was just that I didn't want to put the gys name up for someone to google, pinpoint my location :wink:


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: MagicalMystery]
    #4567078 - 08/22/05 06:15 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

MagicalMystery IS A LIAR


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: afoaf]
    #4567093 - 08/22/05 06:17 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

AND A CHEAT!


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: MagicalMystery]
    #4567572 - 08/22/05 08:37 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

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One farmer made a H U G E sign that proclaimed that "HOMOSEXUALS SHALL BE CONSUMED BY THE SNAKE FROM THE FIRE".




:rofl2:  I would love to see that sign.


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Re: Who owns the billboards? [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4567609 - 08/22/05 08:45 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Yea, thats one of the joys of living here in Openmind, somewhere east of bumfuck.


I once got some cow manure from him for my roses, i'm sure he'd appreciate how they turned out :wink:


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Charles A. Lindbergh,"Aviation, Geography, and Race", Reader's Digest, Nov. 1939

"We must secure the existance of our people and a future for White children."
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