Read Your Comments About the FM Chip Debate
Shapiro says the writing is on the way, 47% of people in a survey he cited in his testimony listen to radio less then they did a year ago. Listen to our interview with Shapiro HERE
Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan, who has been the driving the FM chip issue, says Shapiro is wrong and this is not dead. "We have had countless members of Congress requesting, even demanding that there be a study of this issue. He also says let the market decide. It is clear that there is no free market on this issue in the United States. Everywhere else in the world, people can walk into stores and decide to buy a phone with an FM radio. In the US, there was no opportunity until recently, because the carriers have blocked the phones and even now, any information about phones with FM is never distribute. Well over a billion phones have been sold around the world with FM, only in the US has the consumer been denied the opportunity. Why is he so afraid of Congress studying this issue? Why is he so afraid that chips that are already in millions of phones in this country be turned on. People have already paid for those chips in the phones, why shouldn’t they have the ability to have access to them?"
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(6/16/2012 11:38:11 AM) |
FM don't need no stinking FM phone chip: Pandora Is The New Powerhouse in Mobile Ad Revenue
Everyone knows Google breaks the bank on mobile ad revenue. But do you know who places second on that list of the top generators of mobile ad revenue?
It’s Pandora. The company’s mobile advertising pot of gold grew wildly last year according to a new report out this week.
And there's more: Pandora users spend 70 percent of their time on Pandora listening on their mobile devices.
(6/13/2012 11:56:00 PM) |
Love the comments on here. So good to see people thinking outside of the usual spin and buzz of radio rags. You give me hope we could have a new generation of working class broadcasters going back to the fundamentals of fun and local. Cell phones require far too much internal noise for FM to work effectively in-motion. Try placing an FM radio (or an AM) next to your smart phone and decide for yourself how big the problem.
|- jerry smith|
(6/13/2012 10:13:26 PM) |
On the other hand, Pandora, a PUBLIC ($$) Company, wpuld be at a great disadvantage (Decreased Share Value) , as it wouldn't be able to compete with RADIO on a NON-STREAMING level..., giving this a HUGE advantage to the radio industry.. Now, has radio in geberal adapted to the digital world??? The answer is NO, but who are you to DICTATE what we as consumers want in a cell phone??? This is the USA, NOT the Middle East.. We decide--NOT you!
|- Marie Trevez|
(6/13/2012 10:03:07 PM) |
How much money are the telephone carriers AND Pandora throwing at you??? Obviously, there's A LOT of $$ at stake if the FM chip is approved.... On one hand, telephone carriers would lose a significant amount of people paying for data services---specifically STREAMING audio, which is inferior in quality compared FM Radio, as people wouldn't have to deal with dropped signals and having to wait for a reconnecyion of the intetnet...
|- Marie Trevez|
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