Monday, March 9, 2020
Another Nail, Part 2
I saw the news as I looked at my phone over breakfast. It was 4:40 AM. The tornadoes hit about two hours prior.
I Googled "news radio Nashville" and found a station. The plea went out. "Alexa, play W***." She always listens. Alexa likes me. After five minutes of commercials, what did I hear? The syndicated overnight radio loon talking about Bigfoot, the end of the world, Martians and UFO's.
This was a time for radio to shine, but the lights were out. I hope the radio station got its act together for morning drive, but it was too late for me. I was gone, and I wasn't coming back. I have a feeling I wasn't the only one.
Yet another nail in the radio coffin.
Don't blame new media. Blame yourself.
And there's more. A station in Lamsdale is going out of business. Below is a release from management.
And while I'm piling on, I came across this paragraph on a radio industry web site. By the way, I do realize that phones and smart speakers perform radio functions. Still, it's tough to type through my tears.
Edison Research has released a teaser for their upcoming Infinite Dial study showing that the mean number of radios in the homes of Americans has dropped in half since 2008. In the upcoming Infinite Dial 2020, respondents averaged 1.5 radios per home with 32 percent saying they did not have a single radio,
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