Monday, June 02, 2014

The Future Of Radio

Newspapers are dying. Across the United States, scores of newspapers, especially local papers, are being forced to shut down due to declining circulation and loss of ad revenue. People are moving away from the more traditional method of news consumption towards new technologies, like cable news and the Internet.

In some ways, it is easy to see the radio going in the same direction. Long gone are the days where everyone had a handheld radio sitting on their desk, playing their favorite tunes as they did their work. Nowadays, people are much more particular about their music, listening to their own playlists that they have created on Internet streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. Regular radio has been mostly relegated to the car, and even then, it is often forgotten in favor of a CD or an iPod.

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