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(9/25/2013 8:26:50 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Those of us with a little gray know the truth: Pandora is Muzak with lyrics. It is lifeless, devoid of companionship, devoid of a local pulse of any kind... and as any doctor will tell you; even a weak pulse is better than no pulse.
- Jim Morales
(9/20/2013 5:15:14 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Local is a lie! Even in "the most beautiful small town in America" the AM station & FM translator are 66% owned by out of town interest and the on-air staff is unprofessional. News is ripped off the internet or local newspapers' website. Commercials have no creativity, just " we're the best, come buy from us..." But then again the "local newspaper" is Landmark and it takes millions of dollars out of the community with its cozy little monopoly of cable add insertions, that takes 80% away...
- Mark 3:26
(9/18/2013 11:34:16 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
we in radio have nothing to fear from audio/music players. As was stated in earlier comments...reel to reel, 8 track, cassette, CD, thumb drive, ipod, smart phone - music/audio players have always been here...radio is not just a music/audio player. radio is an experience. the radio industry has never stated that everyone is listening...just those individuals (large number) that love what radio does for them. its how the experience is delivered and recieved that is changing.
- smiller
(9/18/2013 11:26:36 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
As a retired commercial and public radio guy I have to respond. Watching the transitions in radio has been sad. Quit worrying about the station I listen to (Pandora) every night when I go to bed, and start working on making real radio work at the local level. Thank the big guys for ruining it and send them on their way. Go back to local relationships and a real sense of understanding your audience. Make it relevent and pay good people who care about good local presentation in content.
- Stephen
(9/18/2013 11:18:15 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Radio is alive and thriving in small market America where the majority of statons are local and are the lifeline to the community. Pandora is not RADIO. Our industry needs to not give them the name. They are an Internet streaming music service and that is how they should be referred to.
- Bob Davis
(9/18/2013 10:27:47 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
"We entertain and inform. We deliver news and information..Radio is a community lifeline...Radio continues to innovate."

Come on. Truth is radio news departments are almost non existant since dereg. Syndication and voice tracking prevail. National program directors -- far aawy from "community" dictate music and features are dictating what goes on the air. "Innovation" seems to be on cost cutting and streaming catch up.

- Barry Berman
(9/18/2013 10:21:35 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Trashing an interloper does nothing to improve the position to which radio clings - last.
I write this from a Canadian/American border town where the total AM and FM offerings consist of either prepackaged, corporate "slick" or amateurish Podunk "local" - all of it sophomoric in their commercial productions and (unintentionally) condescending in their content deliveries.
Pandora's machinations are irrelevant.

- Ronald T. Robinson


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