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(Deloitte)   How online streaming is bringing the radio industry back from the brink of death. For you kids, radio is something you used to only get in your car and you had no say in what "records" were going to be played next   (deloitte.com) divider line 34
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2014-05-22 11:08:20 AM  
No way subby, I always called in on the request line and they always promised they would play my song.
 
2014-05-22 11:52:54 AM  
'Twas confusing when I first drove home with a station streaming on my cell phone, plugged into my car's speakers.  I didn't know if I was on I-80 or I-10.
 
2014-05-22 12:01:37 PM  
Actually, if I called out "Aerosmith" or "The Eagles" as one song ended, my local classic rock station would oblige me 76% of the time
 
2014-05-22 12:06:12 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: No way subby, I always called in on the request line and they always promised they would play my song.


Once upon a time they actually would - a good way of making sure that listeners stayed tuned in.
 
2014-05-22 12:07:06 PM  
"what "records" were going to be played next"

So it's like C-SPAN?
 
2014-05-22 12:08:52 PM  
Looks like those clowns in Congress did it again.

\ What a bunch of clowns.
 
2014-05-22 12:11:05 PM  
Mobile phones are the preferred device to listen to music for 16-24 year olds, supported by the rise of unlimited data plans allowing consumers to listen to what they want on the go. The rise of high performing, low-cost legal streaming services are helping to shift listeners towards digital sources.

I KNEW something was wrong with this article, it was written in a civilized country that has a rise of unlimited data plans.  (And you could tell because they spelt it 'civilised')
 
2014-05-22 12:13:50 PM  
When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.
 
2014-05-22 12:15:07 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.


Takes me back to the days of carrying around a boombox on my shoulder, sharing my music with the world.
 
2014-05-22 12:28:19 PM  
Dear God, please protect me from hearing a song that wasn't picked for me by an algorithm. [Offer not valid after 1990.]
 
2014-05-22 12:28:21 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.


Even better when they are driving cars with earbuds in and ignore the ambulance/fire truck/police car with sirens blaring and lights flashing
 
2014-05-22 12:52:22 PM  

eagles95: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.

Even better when they are driving cars with earbuds in and ignore the ambulance/fire truck/police car with sirens blaring and lights flashing


"This song has great bass!" BROOOP BROOP
 
2014-05-22 01:51:10 PM  
Like hell, you say.

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2014-05-22 02:07:51 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Dear God, please protect me from hearing a song that wasn't picked for me by an algorithm. [Offer not valid after 1990.]


Are they? I just thought the music industry played the same 10 songs every half hour and some filler in between.  Wasn't there a study that showed people listen in basically 15 minute blocks, and listen to hear 'the top songs' or whatever, ergo why you hear the same 'super popular' song on the radio ever other song?
 
2014-05-22 02:39:22 PM  
Well maybe I will go back into work in radio..........nope.
 
2014-05-22 02:45:57 PM  

Rip_Rufus: Looks like those clowns in Congress did it again.

\ What a bunch of clowns.


Whoa! How do you keep up with the news like that?
 
2014-05-22 02:58:40 PM  
I wore out one DJs copy of Walk Like an Egyptian back in the day.
 
2014-05-22 03:03:52 PM  

Uzzah: Rip_Rufus: Looks like those clowns in Congress did it again.

\ What a bunch of clowns.

Whoa! How do you keep up with the news like that?


Don't. Praise. The comment bot.
 
2014-05-22 03:23:06 PM  
Anyone that can splice together audio can have a radio show these days, which is a good thing because I get exposed to a lot of unknown music
 
2014-05-22 03:31:30 PM  
I'm wondering how poor subby was growing up that he only had the radio that came with the car to listen to.

I had a stereo in my room, a clock radio/alarm as well as my little transistor radio. We had a large console stereo in the livingroom and a radio in the kitchen, one of those was always on in our house. I even had a radio on my 10 speed bike that was powered by a little generator that made power from the spinning tire. (It also doubled as a headlight at night.)
 
2014-05-22 03:39:06 PM  
I listen to radio all of the time. Of course quite a bit of it is in the car, but a lot at home as well. I usually have the radio on Saturday and Sunday mornings in particular but I find music radio stations annoying most of the time. I keep it tuned to CBC 90% of the time (like BBC radio for those in the UK, NPR or something like that for you folks in the USA).
 
2014-05-22 03:47:18 PM  

Land Ark: Uzzah: Rip_Rufus: Looks like those clowns in Congress did it again.

\ What a bunch of clowns.

Whoa! How do you keep up with the news like that?

Don't. Praise. The comment bot.


Well done, fellas.

I actually still enjoy terrestrial radio. 93.3 WMMR, Philadelphia. Real djs, good music, and like modernprimitive01 said, it exposes me to some new stuff that I wouldn't hear otherwise.
 
2014-05-22 04:16:00 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.


Go out and try to buy a pocket transistor now. Seriously, you can't find one.

And I'm NOT listening to the ballgame on any stinking computer while I'm burning a steak on Sunday evening.

And Sunday is when I change the onion on my belt. The old onion goes on the steak when I put it in the blender.
 
2014-05-22 04:25:35 PM  
MFAWG: Go out and try to buy a pocket transistor now. Seriously, you can't find one.

Sangean DT-400W

$50 on Amazon. I've been bringing mine camping and to ball games for five years.

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2014-05-22 04:28:19 PM  

MFAWG: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.

Go out and try to buy a pocket transistor now. Seriously, you can't find one.

And I'm NOT listening to the ballgame on any stinking computer while I'm burning a steak on Sunday evening.

And Sunday is when I change the onion on my belt. The old onion goes on the steak when I put it in the blender.


Go to amazon and type in pocket radio, there's page after page of them.
 
2014-05-22 05:43:03 PM  

MFAWG: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.

Go out and try to buy a pocket transistor now. Seriously, you can't find one.

And I'm NOT listening to the ballgame on any stinking computer while I'm burning a steak on Sunday evening.

And Sunday is when I change the onion on my belt. The old onion goes on the steak when I put it in the blender.


Its built right into my mp3 player.
 
2014-05-22 07:01:01 PM  

stewbert: MFAWG: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.

Go out and try to buy a pocket transistor now. Seriously, you can't find one.

And I'm NOT listening to the ballgame on any stinking computer while I'm burning a steak on Sunday evening.

And Sunday is when I change the onion on my belt. The old onion goes on the steak when I put it in the blender.

Its built right into my mp3 player.


The onion?
 
2014-05-22 07:11:09 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools trying to anesthetize the way that you feel...
 
2014-05-22 08:09:10 PM  

ReapTheChaos: MFAWG: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.

Go out and try to buy a pocket transistor now. Seriously, you can't find one.

And I'm NOT listening to the ballgame on any stinking computer while I'm burning a steak on Sunday evening.

And Sunday is when I change the onion on my belt. The old onion goes on the steak when I put it in the blender.

Go to amazon and type in pocket radio, there's page after page of them.


You whippersnappers with your Amazon and the IBay.

No, seriously: It's damn near impossible to walk into a brick and mortar store and buy one. Last one I got was at Radio Shack and died after a year. I actually have a true pocket one that's earphones only I bought for 7 or 8 bucks. Has an actual dial. Great for ball games.
 
2014-05-22 09:54:09 PM  
The radio industry and the music industry dont make anything of value. They just take money that musicians worked for
 
2014-05-22 11:27:30 PM  
I stream radio whenever I can. I have two Grace Internet radios (this one and this one), and I've been exposed to many great tunes (both classic and modern) I'd never heard before, or would probably would never hear on my local radio stations. I've been turned on to a number of groups and performers (Russell Morris, Skyhooks, Master's Apprentices, Easybeats, etc.) thanks to Australian radio station 6iX (who isn't streaming for the time being because Australia's music industry are a bunch of Bogans), and Boston's legendary WBCN (Free Form Rock) that plays classic rock and new music.

So, yeah, I love streaming radio.
 
2014-05-23 11:41:27 AM  
ArcadianRefugee: Re: The record player for the car:

I once saw an old Cadillac with an open reel tape deck mounted in the center hump. I think it was a factory option, because the metal take-up reel had the Cadillac logo engraved in it. That had to be convenient to use.  :-P
 
2014-05-23 02:22:14 PM  

MFAWG: ReapTheChaos: MFAWG: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: When I see kids listening to music on their phones it reminds me of kids listening to music on pocket transistor radios years ago.

Go out and try to buy a pocket transistor now. Seriously, you can't find one.

And I'm NOT listening to the ballgame on any stinking computer while I'm burning a steak on Sunday evening.

And Sunday is when I change the onion on my belt. The old onion goes on the steak when I put it in the blender.

Go to amazon and type in pocket radio, there's page after page of them.

You whippersnappers with your Amazon and the IBay.

No, seriously: It's damn near impossible to walk into a brick and mortar store and buy one. Last one I got was at Radio Shack and died after a year. I actually have a true pocket one that's earphones only I bought for 7 or 8 bucks. Has an actual dial. Great for ball games.



They sell them at Walgreen's, CVS, and Walmart for less than $10. Brand name is Sony. Don't get much more Brick and Mortar than EVERY STREET CORNER IN EXISTENCE.

I have one in my car to listen to on lunch @ work when I'm sitting in the grass. Also have one in my bathroom to listen to sports games when I'm on the can/showering. So they are there.

ak1.ostkcdn.com
 
2014-05-23 04:04:07 PM  

SharkaPult: They sell them at Walgreen's, CVS, and Walmart for less than $10. Brand name is Sony. Don't get much more Brick and Mortar than EVERY STREET CORNER IN EXISTENCE.

I have one in my car to listen to on lunch @ work when I'm sitting in the grass. Also have one in my bathroom to listen to sports games when I'm on the can/showering. So they are there.

ak1.ostkcdn.com


It's probably a national security requirement to support the tradecraft of those people in the field with the parts you can find in that little tin box. You could have the means to uncovering a wide world of espionage in your car!
 
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