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Pandora CEO Pounds Radio's Weak Spot

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(2/14/2013 9:05:14 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Mr Kennedy needs to learn to count. I have never heard an hour an hour on Pandora with less than 3 spots and most have four, once in a while 5. That's using my multiple registrations as men and women of many ages. We have recorded and counted their spots many times (because it is so easy to miss them when just listening), and even a year ago they were topping 4 an hour during the day in NY, LA and Dallas.

- Mary Beth garber
(2/14/2013 8:47:43 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I wasn't worried about Pandora before and now, after reading Joey's comments about RADIO, I am convinced they are no threat at all.

I echo what another comment said "Bring it on! LOCAL RADIO has never been stronger."

- Joel Swanson Sr.
(2/14/2013 8:28:24 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Non-comm is where I landed after years of commercial selling! We're local and play on average, 17 songs per hour. Long TSL, as you can imagine. One/two live spots per break. I'll never go back to commercial radio. You can't hold an audience with that load. I love radio!
Joey Harper
Akron, Ohioi

- Joey Harper
(2/14/2013 8:10:48 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Bring it on Joey boy!! Bring it on!! Local Radio has never been stronger!!
- Scott Bebout
(2/14/2013 7:57:33 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Keep pounding sand up radio's ass!
- Yea!
(2/14/2013 7:54:52 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The story talks about "60's on the radio, but 15's online"

I do everything possible to get our clients to run 30's (my opinion is that MOST ads should be 30's... I hear a BUNCH of bad 60s' that would be a good 30)

Not sure WHY the other two broadcasters in my community keep pushing 60's... but it IS hurting radio to have such LONG commercial breaks! (We have only 3 short breaks per hour and it's working GREAT!)

- Big John Small
(2/14/2013 7:36:15 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Re: "We're immediate, relevant to our communities of service, and provide local information that Pandora or any podcaster cannot."

Everyone in the pureplay space is praying broadcasters keep repeating this mantra. If radio industry leaders can't see how this mindset is holding it back, the future is wide open for online audio.

- anonymous

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