You probably know where this is going. At the RAIN Conference in Orlando, Tuesday morning, four college students from the University of Central Florida took to the stage for “The Gen Z Panel.” They were asked if they ever listen to the radio. Here’s what they had to say…
“Radio has become obsolete. I mean no disrespect. I have this argument a lot with my mom. She plays the radio and I tell her we have streaming now, there’s no need for radio. If we ran out of the Internet, I would use the radio. I listen to music on Apple Music and YouTube.”
“It is very rare that I listen to the radio. It’s usually because my aux cord isn’t working. Nothing seems to cater to me and commercials are annoying unless they pique my interest.”
“I’ll listen to radio in the car if I need to charge my phone. I’ll put it on sometimes. I know what music I like so there’s no point using the radio. I use Spotify premium so I don’t have commercials.”
“I listen to the radio a lot when I go back home to visit my parents. I’ll listen to Sports Talk radio with my dad. I listen because I know the radio presets back home. Here, I haven’t taken the time to find the stations. I change the station whenever I hear commercials.”
In addition to their remarks about radio, all of the students said they get the majority of their news from Twitter.