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Old 01-06-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Basically, I would like Sirius/XM to survive, because I would hate to think that terrestrial radio would be the only radio option...
The more smartphones and home-based devices that are used to stream music via listener-supported internet "stations" and for-profit customizable streams from companies like Pandora, the less terrestrial stations will matter. Actually this is already happening since MP3 players came on the scene back in the early 2000s, enabling their owners to set up their own "personal" station wherever they happen to be.

I grew up with listening to radio and discovered a lot of great music that way up til the late 90s, so don't want to see terrestrial stations (over-the-air or OTAs) disappear, also partly because all you need to listen is an inexpensive analog FM radio. But I and many others will continue to ignore them if they continue with their playlists created by using spreadsheets, economic forecasts and other souless & sterile money-based selection methods and employing unfunny/jabbering/scripted DJs many of which that don't even live in the city where the music is being broadcast, and so I can easily see the whole industry being reduced to nothing but the butt of jokes among music fans, most of which IMO will never reach for the button or icon labeled "radio" on their device of choice.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Here or There
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The more smartphones and home-based devices that are used to stream music via listener-supported internet "stations" and for-profit customizable streams from companies like Pandora, the less terrestrial stations will matter. Actually this is already happening since MP3 players came on the scene back in the early 2000s, enabling their owners to set up their own "personal" station wherever they happen to be.

I grew up with listening to radio and discovered a lot of great music that way up til the late 90s, so don't want to see terrestrial stations (over-the-air or OTAs) disappear, also partly because all you need to listen is an inexpensive analog FM radio. But I and many others will continue to ignore them if they continue with their playlists created by using spreadsheets, economic forecasts and other souless & sterile money-based selection methods and employing unfunny/jabbering/scripted DJs many of which that don't even live in the city where the music is being broadcast, and so I can easily see the whole industry being reduced to nothing but the butt of jokes among music fans, most of which IMO will never reach for the button or icon labeled "radio" on their device of choice.
These are the exact reasons I pretty much said I would hate for terrestrial radio to be my only choice...and this is the direction they have been heading now for years--even as competiton has changed, they are still doing this...
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