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Author Topic: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says  (Read 19350 times)

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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #175 on: November 02, 2018, 03:25:34 PM »

Well, they're one of my presets, so you know I disagree with you on that.

I hate advertising in all forms, so I can't stick with just one radio station.  When the ads come on, I just gotta flip to another station.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #176 on: November 03, 2018, 02:27:41 AM »

I always know I’m up north when the radio stations are tagged “The Bear/The Wolf/The Fox” FM.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #177 on: November 03, 2018, 04:40:34 AM »

The weird thing about those Jack/Dave/Ben/Bob/Mordecai FM stations is that their tagline is inevitably “we play whatever we want,” but they play utter shite.

Disagree. Jack FM here in Seattle has a great playlist. Their last three songs as of 0139/3rd Nov 2018 were "Panama", "Smooth Criminal" (Michael Jackson), and "Into the Great Wide Open". That's my kind of playlist!
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #178 on: November 03, 2018, 12:18:03 PM »

I always know I’m up north when the radio stations are tagged “The Bear/The Wolf/The Fox” FM.

Wichita has a Spanish-language FM radio station called "Radio Lobo."
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #179 on: November 03, 2018, 12:38:13 PM »

The weird thing about those Jack/Dave/Ben/Bob/Mordecai FM stations is that their tagline is inevitably “we play whatever we want,” but they play utter shite.

Disagree. Jack FM here in Seattle has a great playlist. Their last three songs as of 0139/3rd Nov 2018 were "Panama", "Smooth Criminal" (Michael Jackson), and "Into the Great Wide Open". That's my kind of playlist!
OK, those are three good songs.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #180 on: November 03, 2018, 05:11:57 PM »

OK, those are three good songs.

Three songs that are indicative of their overall playlist. The last four artists just played were MC Hammer, Journey, Pat Benetar, and Kenny Loggins. Another great lineup.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #181 on: January 16, 2019, 01:54:46 PM »

I was looking at a review of a Volkswagen on an EU-based website, and I noticed on the screen image of the radio’s touchscreen that it was tuned to “RADIO BOB!” in Germany. Of course this thread came to mind. I had no idea that other countries were afflicted with the Jack/Dave/Frank/Bob format.

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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #182 on: January 16, 2019, 02:17:23 PM »

^^^^^^

Yeah, it looks like the UK has Jack-FM, Sam-FM, and Bob-FM.

I hope Bob-FM's bumpers include Rowan Atkinson saying "Bob" from the Blackadder TV series.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #183 on: January 16, 2019, 03:58:42 PM »

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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #184 on: January 16, 2019, 05:35:51 PM »


Yep, just like that.

What happened to english si?  Haven't seen him around here since before Christmas.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #187 on: June 28, 2019, 10:18:02 AM »

$12.5 Million for an AM that is currently 24th overall in its market; 8th among non-music stations. 

Grim future, indeed.

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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #188 on: June 28, 2019, 09:01:10 PM »

Radio can come back if the Telecommunications Act of 1996 could be abolished. There was a time when one could own only one FM and one AM in a single market. Behemoths like Cumulus and iHeartRadio/Clear Channel were born out of this. They sacrificed local content and now, you can hear stations in the same format play the same songs in the same order.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #189 on: June 28, 2019, 10:31:12 PM »

Radio can come back if the Telecommunications Act of 1996 could be abolished. There was a time when one could own only one FM and one AM in a single market. Behemoths like Cumulus and iHeartRadio/Clear Channel were born out of this. They sacrificed local content and now, you can hear stations in the same format play the same songs in the same order.
Unfortunately that can’t easily happen due to the interests in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #190 on: June 29, 2019, 06:07:47 PM »

Cumulus has sold WABC-AM New York to Red Apple.[/size]

Note that buyer “Red Apple” is the company primarily known for Kwik Fill gas stations (with their Red Apple convenience stores) and Gristedes grocery stores in New York City. For the company’s billionaire founder, John Catsimatidis, who has hosted a vanity radio show on a lesser New York talk station in his spare time, the purchase of WABC at a fire sale price translates to a mere 1/2500th of his net worth—equivalent to a middle class American worth $500,000 buying a $200 toy.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #191 on: June 30, 2019, 12:51:30 PM »

Cumulus has sold WABC-AM New York to Red Apple.

Note that buyer “Red Apple” is the company primarily known for Kwik Fill gas stations (with their Red Apple convenience stores) and Gristedes grocery stores in New York City. For the company’s billionaire founder, John Catsimatidis, who has hosted a vanity radio show on a lesser New York talk station in his spare time, the purchase of WABC at a fire sale price translates to a mere 1/2500th of his net worth—equivalent to a middle class American worth $500,000 buying a $200 toy.
I was wondering how I seemed familiar with the naming of that company. Now it all makes sense to me.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #192 on: July 05, 2019, 08:57:59 PM »

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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #193 on: August 27, 2019, 12:19:24 PM »

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/KNBR-Sports-Radio-Expands-to-FM-at-the-Expense-of-KFOG-558365091.html

http://www.knbr.com/2019/08/26/knbr-680-to-be-simulcast-on-104-5-fm-starting-september-6/


Cumulus has announced on September 6th that San Francisco's KFOG-FM will Simulcast Sports/Talk KNBR Radio.

KFOG was once known for Rock for 37 years and is now going away for Sports/Talk.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #194 on: August 27, 2019, 12:29:43 PM »

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/KNBR-Sports-Radio-Expands-to-FM-at-the-Expense-of-KFOG-558365091.html

http://www.knbr.com/2019/08/26/knbr-680-to-be-simulcast-on-104-5-fm-starting-september-6/


Cumulus has announced on September 6th that San Francisco's KFOG-FM will Simulcast Sports/Talk KNBR Radio.

KFOG was once known for Rock for 37 years and is now going away for Sports/Talk.

Just more proof that radio is dead. Dead from self-inflicted wounds.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #195 on: January 15, 2020, 01:05:08 PM »

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/183270/ongoing-list-of-those-affected-by-iheartmedia-cuts/   
Iheart is facing nationwide layoffs/ cuts as of January 2020 for "restructuring'" reasons.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #196 on: January 15, 2020, 01:19:04 PM »

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/183270/ongoing-list-of-those-affected-by-iheartmedia-cuts/   
Iheart is facing nationwide layoffs/ cuts as of January 2020 for "restructuring'" reasons.

Betcha they go to a satellite feed ala Sirius XM.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #197 on: January 15, 2020, 05:52:18 PM »

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/183270/ongoing-list-of-those-affected-by-iheartmedia-cuts/   
Iheart is facing nationwide layoffs/ cuts as of January 2020 for "restructuring'" reasons.

Probably because iHateRadio sucks and is what's wrong with terrestrial radio at this point.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #198 on: January 15, 2020, 07:17:15 PM »

Celebrities and other creative elements (Car Pool Karaoke, etc...) are what make late-night talk shows popular and profitable on TV.   

Spending money on good athletes to lead your team into playoff contention is what makes sports teams profitable and popular.

Eliminating talent and large music libraries (on non-current hit stations) while airing 5-10 minutes of straight commercials is NOT going to make your radio stations profitable nor popular.

iHeart, Cumulus and Entercom don't get it.
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Re: Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
« Reply #199 on: January 15, 2020, 07:40:59 PM »

There was a radio station when I was in college that preached "less talk" but it often felt like 5-10 minutes where they preached "less talk".

Less talk, less talk, less talk...did we mention less talk ?
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