Michael Lowrey


Posts by Michael Lowrey (page 7)

  • Clip-and-file talk radio quotes

    “I’m a radio guy. I do a radio program. And my success here is defined by radio and broadcast business metrics, not political. It never has been defined by political metrics. I’ve never wanted it to be.” — Rush Limbaugh “I think the conservative media is the worst thing…
    Michael Lowrey, August 29, 2016
  • Another state-owned airline in deep trouble

    South African Airways, Africa’s second-largest airline, is on the verge of collapse. The state-owned carrier lost 2.3 billion rand ($161 million) in fiscal 2014 and a still undisclosed amount in fiscal 2015. What’s the problem here? Exactly that the airline is state-owned. As Airways explains: The challenges that…
    Michael Lowrey, August 27, 2016
  • Uber still losing big bucks

    Ridesharing may well be a disruptive technology, changing how people get around, but so far its not a profitable development. From Bloomberg via the Charlotte Observer: The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a conference call…
    Michael Lowrey, August 25, 2016
  • A major history expedition off the N.C. coast

    Very cool to see this happening. Per the Charlotte Observer: The day that World War II reached North Carolina is captured in two rusting hulks 35 miles off Cape Hatteras: A German U-boat and its victim, a passing freighter, together on the bottom since 1942. The National Oceanic…
    Michael Lowrey, August 24, 2016
  • The Donald and Boeing

    McClatch has a story out examining Donald Trump’s claim that Boeing will move aircraft production to China. Sample quote: For over a year, Donald Trump has had a message for voters whose livelihood depends on the aircraft industry, specifically aviation giant Boeing – elect me, or your jobs are…
    Michael Lowrey, August 23, 2016
  • Charlotte last in nation among major markets in Olympic viewing

    So reports the Charlotte Observer, here: We’re No. 56 out of 56, according to Nielsen. In Salt Lake City, the nation’s No. 1 consumer of televised Olympics, an average of 22.5 percent of the households are tuned in during prime time. In No. 2 Denver, it’s 20.8 percent and…
    Michael Lowrey, August 22, 2016
  • Meanwhile in Atlanta…

    The housing market is doing strange things. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution puts it, “the housing market is stuck in middle gear.” A large part of this is that there just aren’t that many houses available for sale, especially at the low end (entry-level) of the market: Why are there…
    Michael Lowrey, August 22, 2016
  • Delta Air Lines adds a RDU – Seattle flight

    Effective June 8, 2017 on a 160-seat Boeing 737-800. Yes, that is a ways out, and yes, it’s very early for an airline to make such a route announcement. And if you remembered something about the Triangle just getting a flight to Seattle (SEA), you’d be correct; Alaska Airlines…
    Michael Lowrey, August 21, 2016