Tag: radio rocks my phone

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...]

04/21

“Radio Rocks My Phone” Strains Credibility

This is not a post about the wisdom of FM chips in mobile phones.  I wrote that post already last year and absolutely nothing significant has changed my view since then, nor the facts supporting it. Nor has the resistance to this wrong-headed industry initiative changed. Indeed, it has deepened over time.  And that resistance has been met with an increasingly shrill effort by NAB to lobby Congress and broadcasters and create the impression that they're lobbying consumers. I say "create the impression" because the tangible effort illustrated in NAB's new "Radio Rocks My Phone" campaign is … [Read more...]

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