Corporate, homogenized opinions from a V.C.

From the New York Times:

“Radio is so constipated and so corporate and homogenized that it has been limiting the appearance of new voices, and podcasting will allow for this,” said Randy Komisar, a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in Menlo Park, Calif.

Well, Mr. Komisar, do you actually listen to the radio?

Try multiplying the number of voices by the number of radio stations by the number of markets. Let’s conservatively say 5 voices times 30 stations times 100 markets. That’s 15,000 voices, virtually all of which, I’m guessing, are “new” to you.

“New” is not the same as “Great”, Mr. Komisar. Not in Radio, not in venture capital, and certainly not in podcasting.

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