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Sunday, August 28, 2005



What a joke!
Posted by: T Oad
Posted on: May 27, 2005, 9:07 AM PDT
Story: High-definition radio gears up for reality
Who are the morons that run the entertainment business? I'd like to know because these people have to be the most clueless jokers in the history of the planet.Here's what will fix radio: better content. No more stupid "Morning Zoo Crew." No more stations that play the same ten songs over and over and over and over. No more stations that broadcast yet another conservative talk show.I have news for you: it's all BORING. It's all stale. People are tired of it which is why many have stopped listening. I'd rather have my iPod playing what I want to hear than to listen to the same old tired stuff on the radio.It doesn't matter if you broadcast radio in HD Surround 3D Holograms. If the programming remains narrow and boring, no one will listen.

Suck you in, then bury you in ads.
Posted by: Nathan Boyle
Posted on: May 27, 2005, 8:30 AM PDT
Story: High-definition radio gears up for reality
So Clear Channel can have up to 30 stations in the area that play nothing anybody wants to hear? Hot darn, sounds like a winner to me.NPR fears losing money if XM and Sirius drain local pledge drive listeners away. But in the end, if nobody wants to listen to local stations, I think that is there right, and the Government has to get out of the way. I'd give anything not to be forced to watch news from the local TV stations in this area, they are horrible beyond words. NWLB****http://www.nwlb.net

The absolute lack of...
Posted by: Earl Benser
Posted on: May 27, 2005, 4:58 AM PDT
Story: High-definition radio gears up for reality
... quality free radio stations now does not bode well for any technique to expand the number of such free radio stations. We will just wind up with that many times more audio garbage. Sirius and X-M work because people will pay to get the programming they want. No advertisers are involved (or so I think - I don't care for satellitle radio), and ratings are simply measured by subscritptions.My personal preference is MP3 music and audio book files via my super iPod. So I do my own programming the way I like it.

HD radio? Hardly!
Posted by: Paul Higgins
Posted on: May 28, 2005, 6:13 AM PDT
Story: High-definition radio gears up for reality
Given the audio quality that the proposed digital radio services will be offering, based on the testing up to now, calling it HD is a joke!And most of the ancillary services in purports to offer as something new, exciting and incredible, such as titles of songs being played, breaking news, traffic reports etc have all been possible in the analog realm on FM for years. But stations never bothered investing in the relatively inexpensive equipment to provide them. Why should digital radio (or, ahem, HD radio) be any more of an incentive.It's also about trying to hype up a medium that should merely be seen as utilitarian within the plethora of media out there. Broadcast radio is no longer an "exciting" medium. To try to artificially boost its fortunes now with something as lame as this is like throwing money down the toilet. Remember "return on investment", hmmm?!

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