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(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
(3/19/2013 1:34:05 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
personally in my cars am/fm has already been axed now for a few years and the kids i know dont understand why there is 10 minutes of ads after a few songs. am/fm radio lost out a few years back when they canned all local show for tapped syndicated shows and How about hd radio? they dont even advertise this what a waste of bandwith they could have made this a money maker but instead abandoned it to die a slow death.
- curtis
(3/18/2013 10:01:59 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
So let me get this strait. Because someone believes that young kids aren't listening to AM/FM, in two years all cars will have no AM/FM receivers? You forgot to ask one question. Did anyone notice that most all people who buy cars aren't kids? So because kids might be two years older in two years, we will just completely eliminate radios. For years they have been saying that all the other forms of video viewing will kill television. Funny TV viewing is at an all time high. What a silly article.
- Walter


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