Jacobs Says Dash Urgency Overstated
In a blog response to Radio Ink publisher Eric Rhoads (see above) Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs says, "Your “take” on the extreme urgency of this situation is overstated." Jacobs says he has personally interviewed many of these engineers, executives, and marketers from the major car companies. "Yes, they are evaluating the content and options that are available to consumers via research – market research, speaking with dealers, and other information they gather."
Jacobs added, "Based on all our involvement with the automotive industry on this issue, we don’t see an agenda or conspiracy to eliminate AM/FM radios from the cars and trucks of the future. But the automakers will also tell you that they are on a quest to provide consumers with great infotainment options in a safe environment. That’s where radio must play a role – ensuring that its content, its offerings, and its personalities are relevant, entertaining, and essential in today's ever-expanding infotainment offerings."
Read the entire Jacobs Blog HERE
(3/21/2013 3:58:26 PM) |
@Barry Cohen You are completely correct about not pushing the panic button now! That is something you and others will do later when it is too late. There are concerns out there that want your big, fat, spectrum allocation and they have more money and clout than the entire radio industry has so they will win. Yes there hasn't been a good solution proffered forth as yet but there is now from Synchronicity Broadcast Platform. Look them up on face book please.
(3/21/2013 3:46:39 PM) |
Please read our response which continues on our face book page search: Synchronicity Broadcast Platform (on fb)
"It seems that some radio pros responding in the comments to the Radio Ink Op Ed about the vanishing dashboard have picked up on the *what* Mr. Rhoads is saying. Now let me give you the *why*. I believe that Eric relayed this information the way that he did because, IMO...he is correct in his assumptions..." cont.
(3/11/2013 3:43:58 PM) |
HD radio should have cost some major careers. One I can think of is a highly respected engineer at Clear Channel, with a conflict of interest. A sham, a joke, a white elephant and piece of crap rolled into one.
|- P Drew|
(3/11/2013 1:10:32 PM) |
Time to weigh in on this one!
A. According to one automaker (BMW), young people are moving back to urban centers and are not buying cars, so it would be a mistake for automakers to cater to their tastes. (BMW actually launched its own fund for new technologies for the "mobility lifestyle." See: BMW iventures)
B. Conversely, why should broadcasters pay for expensive equipment and licensing when they can go to a less costly, unregulated environment (internet)?
C. I agree that cellular and internet are still imperfect technologies, not fully reliable.
Conclusion: Chicken Little was wrong. Don't push the panic button yet, broadcasters.
|- Barry Cohen|
(3/11/2013 11:25:41 AM) |
As a 52 year old male who listened to 5 r more hours of AM/FM radio per day my entire life... I have not even turned on the AM/FM in my vehicle in over 4 years. (Nor have I listened at home) For me it is strictly Sirius XM or Pandora. NO COMMERCIALS! Plus i have all the traffic, weathre, breaking news available instantly on my smartpone. Radio is no longer relevent.
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