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Pandora Exec Tells Radio Ink "We Are Radio. All Day Long."

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(1/10/2013 1:35:50 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Robert Pitt - Let me've been downsized by radio? It's always the bitter ex-radio hacks that bash the industry the most. Why don't we do this. I'll invest $10,000 in CBS and Entercom and you invest $10,000 in Pandora. Let's see who has a bigger pile in 3 years.
- Realist
(1/10/2013 12:37:54 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Pandora is by no means radio. It is a glorified playlist. There are internet radio stations that are running under programming. They might not have local news, however since the listener can be from anywhere in the world the internet can be picked up, local news and weather is not needed. We have 10 total Internet Radio stations (5 commercialized programmed stations) that carry music, talk, sermons, laugh bites and are 24/7. NOT on demand. You click on one of our stations, and you come into the middle of whatever is being broadcasted at that time. THAT's Radio Pandora exec. Check out our stations at
- Ed Tucker
(1/10/2013 11:24:03 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
With his comment on how they rely on mobile, I'm surprised you didn't follow up with the Sprint announcement and ask if that concerned them. Additionally, I have yet to meet somebody who uses Pandora as an alternative to traditional radio, only as an addition. I'd love to know if that concerns him. Finally, speaking of ROI, have they compensated for their errors. For example, they used to deliver me ads for Seattle because my ISP was in Seattle. Too bad I'm in Vegas and the ads were useless.
- Frank
(1/10/2013 11:18:57 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Pandora is going to eat your lunch Radio, you're a dying breed.
- Robert Pitt
(1/10/2013 10:18:09 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Pandora is absolutely radio, instead of owning their towers, Verizon, Sprint, ATT own them. Listeners don't care about towers, they care about content, and to them. its RADIO In 5 to 10 years...EAS could be the only argument from keeping traditional towers on. Then again, maybe some point EAS technology will evolve to adapt to the changing consumer technologies..its not written in stone that EAS has to remain on tradtional TV and Radio frequencies. Is about access and keeping it free.
- Bob
(1/10/2013 9:13:51 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Pandora isn't radio. They have no towers. They have no 'local' information. They have no 'local' presence. They're a internet music streaming service. And as new ways are found to cap mobile data, or increase the costs of it, their 'value' drops.

Here's a question for them. When something happens in (insert any town/city name here) - who do people turn to: Pandora, or their LOCAL RADIO STATION. Yeah, exactly.

- Chris P.
(1/10/2013 8:56:20 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Being "local" doesn't just mean taking business out of the market. As long as terrestrial radio provides local INFORMATION it can still minimize Pandora's power grad. Unfortunately that still happens rarely.
- Eric Kauffman

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