Questions Surround 'Carson Daly Most Requested' Syndication
'Carson Daly Most Requested' is syndicated on 140 stations across the country. Eleven of those stations receive a customized feed developed in Carson's studio that makes his show appear to be a local broadcast. He records music commentary and station ID which is then digitally shipped off to the stations. He does this not even knowing which songs will be played on each station.
Opponents say that this approach goes against regulations stipulating that local stations serve local audiences.