Tag: jeff smulyan

07/27

New survey shows when FM is built-in to mobile phones, most consumers don’t use it

How many US radio listeners already have FM built-in to their mobile phones? And how often do they use it? How does this compare to the number who have downloaded a personalized radio app, like Pandora or Slacker?  How often do they use those? And how do these numbers compare to downloads and use of station-specific mobile apps? These were the questions I set out to answer in a national telephone study of 1,346 radio listeners, aged 15-69, conducted by VIP Media Research during June and July 2011.  85% of these respondents listen to 30 minutes or more of radio per day. Of the 70% … [Read more...]

04/25

Why are we debating FM on Mobile Phones?

Since when did I become the guy who didn't want FM in mobile phones?  Bring it on, device-makers!  Install those chips! Actually, I don't care whether or not FM is in mobile phones because I don't think it makes one bit of difference to radio's future whether it's there or not (radio "experiences" need to be part of the mobile device ecosystem, to be sure.  But FM chips?  Feh). Jeff Smulyan thinks otherwise (see his reply to my post here).  I have the greatest respect for Jeff.  He's a terrific broadcaster and Emmis is a terrific company.  He made some great points in reply to my recent … [Read more...]

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