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(3/31/2013 11:09:42 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Everyone should be overjoyed that AM/FM are going away. Their limited nature encouraged content monopies, a lack of diversity, an over abundance of advertising and homogeniety.

A long time ago, before payola and clear channel, it used to be possible to hear new, interesting music on the radio selected by music aficionados who had their fingers on the pulse of what is cool. It hasnt been that way for we get canned lists of garbage content dictated from above by marketing weenies.

- Radio
(3/30/2013 8:41:52 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Article shocked me. Is USA so far behind lots of the world that this is 'news'?
- Greg
(3/26/2013 3:36:31 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I had a VW and an mg in the 60s that did not have a radio, nor antenna. I carry a cheap emergency radio/flashlight with extra batteries in my car "survival kit" I also have a walkie talkie style CB radio. If there is an emergency you do not want to waste gas or idle the car, or run the battery down. It came in handy during some forest fires and earthquake situations over the years. Cars are trying to get lighter and while a radio and aerial maybe a pound it is money too
- ED
(3/23/2013 7:43:57 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Regarding Tony's comments: "Keep this in mind. Digital (internet, satellite & HD) all have to pay PERFORMANCE fees to artists, record companies, etc.) ... over-the-air radio stations don't." You have no idea what you are talking about. Over-the-air radio stations pay HUGE fees to ASCAP/BMI/SESAC. Stations just don't have to do those ridiculous ASCAP/BMI logs any longer due to newer agreements.
- Bravo11
(3/23/2013 7:38:32 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The argument for safety bulletins through your radio falls on deaf ears. Stations don't even have live personalities to make listeners aware of any eminent danger, automated programming just rolls along. Between 1985 and 1995, radios were mostly optional with many vehicles. I doubt anyone died when they couldn't afford that option. Regarding audience push-back, John Hogan told CC sales reps "they'll get used to it" when agencies pushed back against "Less-is-more" See how that worked out.
- Bravo11
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(3/21/2013 1:10:59 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Hogwash!.....It will never happen.....Just because this guy said it doesn't mean it's true!
- Sonny Romano

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