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02/23

A Choppy Stream Ahead for NextRadio

With a great flourish, the powers-that-be behind the NextRadio app have announced that this week shall begin a thunderous effort to enlist one constituency so far utterly lacking in enthusiasm for NextRadio's product: Consumers. And so begins an onslaught of over-the-air radio spots designed to lead consumers to download an app that will not work on most of their phones, meanwhile attempting to incite rage that the "choppy, buffered streaming radio" that wireless companies "want you to pay for" is no substitute for comparatively crystal-clear FM radio, even though the content being consumed … [Read more...]

09/19

What are Radio’s “Great New Ideas”?

You have probably heard about the changes at Netflix.  One company is now becoming two, with the original brand providing the streaming content and the new brand (ironically) covering the DVD-by-mail business that made Netflix famous. Whether or not this is the right move is something only time will prove.  But the motivations behind it couldn't be clearer, and those motivations should resonate for everyone in the broadcast business, too. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: Most companies that are great at something – like AOL dialup or Borders bookstores – do not become great at new things … [Read more...]

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