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Online Listening Exploding. Is it at the Expense of Radio?

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(11/9/2012 1:47:32 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Jen - thanks for confirming my observation that all of the people kicking the media are bitter ex-radio hacks.

- Realist
(11/9/2012 12:17:37 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
This answers yesterday's question about radio getting no respect. Respect for radio has to start from its own industry, including the players and its trade publications. Obviously Radio Ink has very little respect for radio, and the frustrated former jocks even less.

From where I stand radio is doing very well. Artists still line up for radio to play their songs. If they want online play they can do it themselves through many vehicles, but radio is still unique.

- Pitbull
(11/9/2012 11:32:13 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Funny how delusional some of you seem to be, The 8-track argument is about right too many radio people still think it's the 80's. Your envy towards Pandora is clear, I am not even a fan of their product but it's hard to ignore and think it will go away after nipping at the heels of radio. Music radio has no buzz today, artists don't need it to sell product, & teens are larger bypassing it. Good luck with that.
- Billy Drake
(11/9/2012 10:19:43 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
What are they listening to on-line? AM/FM radio? The "numbers" may show the delivery method is changing, but they don't show that people are listening to less AM/FM programming, do they? I find it interesting that Pandora trys to claim all on-line listening as their own.
- Jim Coloff
(11/9/2012 10:13:49 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
exactly AJ, remember was supposed to be the end all be all!!!
- smiller
(11/9/2012 10:03:01 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
anyone remember the betamax? superior video quality over VHS. Pandora is a great idea just like betamax. everyone one continues to ignore the crushing royalty fees Pandora is forced to live with. some savvy radio group will buy Pandora at the right price and use its delivery system for their advantage.

- AJ
(11/9/2012 9:55:00 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
smiller is right! "you have not replaced anything!!!"

Online listening grows at the expense of the "record" business. Not radio.

Virtually all online artists whose songs are listened to, downloaded, bought or stolen, first earned their fame through radio airplay.

Radio is the mother of all electronic media. Pandora and other online audio providers are not competitors. They are grandchildren who "done good!" Wish them well! Even better: a Pandora on-air promotion! Qualify online!

- Kevin Neathery

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