Should Radio’s Future look to its Past?

From the Washington Post….

…Yet the more I listened to the likes of Pandora.com, Last.fm, Slacker.com and all manner of music blogs and Web radio, the more I heard the sound of automation — sleek, efficient recommendation engines scientifically selecting the music I am most likely to like, yet missing out almost on what radio once offered: a glimpse into the hearts and passions of personalities who knew what music was new and cool, voices that offered a guided tour of unknown worlds, and sometimes even a frontal assault of the unexpected.

Anyone who appreciates radio’s history or its future should read this article.

The piece isn’t all as rosy as this quotation, of course. But every beautiful complexion has its zits.

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