Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Feb 27, 2013.
Another nail in radio's coffin. But that's okay, keep doing fugitive bits, shit dicks.
Hmmm...looks kinda big and chunky. I don't think there's any room for that big thing in my Ford.
Trying to think the last time I actually used the radio in my truck... I think it was last year to listen to the AM Turnpike info thing, Otherwise it's satellite or my phone.
I listen to Jim Rome in the morning. Still great radio though the caller quality dropped way off when he switched to the new CBS Sports Radio network. That'll get better. Rome knows how to train callers. Sometimes check out Ferrel on the Bench in the evenings. He moved to CBS as well.
Of course, I still check out M's games on the radio.
Music radio? Dead to me.
Ya I got a set of hearing protectors that have an AM/FM radio built in (for when I mow)... almost went insane listening to the drivel being played on the radio around here. Bought a small mp3 player and plug that into them now...
Terrestrial radio will never completely go away. Not everyone will be willing to pay the $4-$15 per month for subscription based services, leaving some demand for free and local radio. Services like iHeartRadio and TuneIn have kinda helped them stay relevant...but yeah, subscription-based, on-demand listening is really going to become the most popular and most-preferred service. To be able to listen to any song/album/artist, at any time...it's pretty cool. To be able to just pick a genre and have the service generate a tracklist for you, based on your listening habits...also pretty cool. To be able to listen to sports/talk radio programs and get news updates whenever I want...also cool.
I actually think satellite radio, as we've known it for the last 10 years, is in alot more trouble. With companies like Spotify and Slacker perfecting Internet radio and even beginning to offer news/talk/sports (Slacker), it'll make more sense paying them $10/mo and just using terrestrial radio for local programming...than pay $10/mo for Spotify/Slacker/Rhapsody/etc and keep paying $14+/mo for satrad. It's best for SiriusXM to really get their asses in gear while they have major sports/etc under contract with them. Because that's going to be the next step...one of these streaming services to offer live and on-demand programming of talk radio and sports. SiriusXM is working on it...but they've got alot more legit competition these days.
While we generally despise regular radio as jocktober fodder, most people think it is perfectly entertaining.
This October there were two shows on Jocktober I was familiar with. The Kane Show here in DC is quite popular with women during morning drive. Ted and Amy in Syracuse has pretty much been the area's top morning show for like two decades. The Jocktober clips were the same nonsense I used to hear when the school bus driver played it on the bus in the morning. Apparently their "formula" works and plenty of dullards are perfectly happy spending their morning with them.
Pooie on you Americans! New Soviet mini-radio will rule car audio industry!
Spotify would destroy Satellite, if for music. Talk Radio, not so much
I never use regular radio any more. Either I'm listening to my own music from my phone or I have Pandora or slacker radio on.
Assuming you get get a cell signal... friggin bunch of black holes around here...
I drive my wife's piece of shit 2001 Ford Escort now. It has an AM/FM tape deck. I choose to drive in complete silence instead of turning the radio on.
Guess my old car the 95 Infinti G20 was fancy... as it had a tape deck and a CD player...
Terrestrial, I think, will always have a place. Maybe it will just be for local news and disasters and catastrophes, but it'll always have a place. Because, like others have said, not everyone wants to pay a monthly fee for radio.
I will say that a lot of places I've gone too that used to use satellite radio for background music has switched to Pandora or another internet radio service. And with Sirius/XM seemingly not cultivating new talent (is there anything close to a fourth behind Howard, O+A, and R+F or a third above R+F?), I would be hesitant to say that it's a home for talk radio.
I think that's coming though. Slacker has been trying to figure it all out with their ABC News/ESPN Radio content. I mean, right now, you can listen to live and on-demand feeds of ESPN Radio programs and they offer feeds from the different major cities. They've also started to air live college basketball games. It can be done...and I think the big services like Spotify and Slacker might continue heading in that direction. I'm just thinking that, since SiriusXM already has alot of these major sports locked up in contracts...they might have an easier time providing the same type of technology, but already have a working relationship with the major leagues.
No matter what though...the feeds that they get come directly from terrestrial radio. So...it's like they would need terrestrial radio to survive in order to broadcast that content...unless they're able to just air the TV feed of sporting events. And for talk radio, they'd have to sign their own personalities, which costs money, but I would absolutely pay money to get an Opie & Anthony Slacker station for a couple extra bucks a month and allow them to program their own station the way they want and have more freedom. I just don't know if there's a good amount of money to made between a low subscription fee and maybe some advertising.
I too have a shark near me. Yeech is right
I only listen to broadcast radio for hockey and baseball games and even thru it's usually my XM because the thru the radio the signal is shit
I think there is also a "Frank" or whatever here as well... and then the country stations.
Which is why we're at least 50 years from terrestrial radio going away.
They have a cassette adapter that you can plug into a phone or mp3 player. Used to do that in my old corolla
Yup. That's what I'm using right now.
I did until recently when the tape part of the radio shit the bed.
I have an FM modulator now but it's not as good. Since I only
drive 4 miles to work it's fine for my 10 minute commute.
i cant wait till all of this computer integrated shit starts to break
It already has. I have several customers that have cars/suv's
with the big screens not working. They still work the radio,
a/c, ect but you can't get a display picture. They have to guess
the settings all the time. Too pricey to fix right now.
The used car market in a few years will be filled with that shit.
i really should learn how to fix that shit.