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(2/15/2011 2:52:39 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
My Android phone feeds audio from any source in the world into a 20 dollar Bluetooth adapter that feeds my car 's FM tuner. As a result, southern California music FM stations are as relevant to me as AM radio, which I abandoned 15 years ago. if this column is indicative of the way radio is looking as audience now, everyone should sell their broadcasting stock today.
My college age kids do not own one radio. They do not stream radio stations, either.
It's over, SCBA.

- zumahans
(2/15/2011 2:51:56 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
My Android phone feeds audio from any source in the world into a 20 dollar Bluetooth adapter that feeds my car 's FM tuner. As a result, southern California music FM stations are as relevant to me as AM radio, which I abandoned 15 years ago. if this column is indicative of the way radio is looking as audience now, everyone should sell their broadcasting stock today.
My college age kids do not own one radio. They do not stream radio stations, either.
It's over, SCHWARTZ.

- zumahans
(2/15/2011 2:51:55 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
My Android phone feeds audio from any source in the world into a 20 dollar Bluetooth adapter that feeds my car 's FM tuner. As a result, southern California music FM stations are as relevant to me as AM radio, which I abandoned 15 years ago. if this column is indicative of the way radio is looking as audience now, everyone should sell their broadcasting stock today.
My college age kids do not own one radio. They do not stream radio stations, either.
It's over, SCHWARTZ.

- zumahans
(2/15/2011 2:37:31 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Chuck, what is the weather where you are? Is school canceled or open tomorrow? Any activities in your city to go to this weekend? Does Pandora or XM keep you up to date on these issues? The death of radio is greatly exagerated. Radio has a purpose and as long as there is local information to pass along, it will not only survive but live quite well.
- Phil
(2/15/2011 2:36:47 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Let's see - the loss in value of assorted radio stocks from these peaks about 10 years ago...

Cumulus: $50 3/8 (1/21/2000)
CBS: $35 (7/23/2007)
Citadel: $20.65 (8/1/2003)
Entercom: $66 5/8 (1/21/2000)
Saga: $92 (6/2002) [4:1 reverse split in 2009]
Regent: $11.75 (IPO)
Radio One: $93.50 (1/10/2000)
Entravision: $16:50 (2000)
Beasley: $14 1/8 (IPO in 2000)

- Fred
(2/15/2011 1:41:08 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
D.E.N.I.A.L. = Don't - Even - Know -I - Am - Lying
- Mr. Future Is Here
(2/15/2011 12:50:36 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Unless commercial radio can figure out a way to reduce time alloted to commercials it's dead. The DVR is completely changing our perception of how media should be. I haven't watched live televion in four years... I DVR everything and then skip all commercials as I play it back. Do you honestly thing people are going to sit and listen to their radio thru a five minute commercial break... this is especially true of talk radio where you get a 2 mnute national commercial avail followed by a 2 or 3 minute local one before rejoining the show. Even though I own a station (which I am unloading this week), I now spend 90% of my radio time either listening to Pandora at home thru my Logitech whole house audio system or XM/Sirius when in the car. Radio is dead!
- Chuck


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