Tag: satellite

11/17

Radio’s Crisis of Personality

One of radio's greatest advantages relative to competing media are its personalities - or at least that could be an advantage. But a "personality" isn't simply a voice on the air. For a personality to matter he or she must be a genuine talent, someone with "star power" who magnetizes an audience because he or she is just that good. Anything less is just a voice. So what personalities do consumers think of when they think of radio? I thought I'd find out. I did a flash study with 1,000 consumers in the U.S. aged 18-54 and I asked this question: What are the names of the THREE most … [Read more...]

08/30

Increase Radio’s Profile at SXSW!

In this transmedia world of ours any gathering that attracts only folks from one medium is missing the point. SXSW is no such gathering, and radio should be represented alongside music, film, and interactive.  Want to know where radio's future is?  It's in attendance at SXSW and other such conferences. Now you have a chance to elevate radio's role at SXSW and it's only a click away. If you think, as most everyone in radio does, that the current system of music royalties is an almost arbitrary crazy quilt mess of onerous free enterprise-killing penalties, then here's your chance to do … [Read more...]

02/29

SiriusXM is Stealing Your Fans

It's largely off the radar for most broadcasters but I have noticed something interesting in the past year or so: Satellite radio is getting more important to consumers. I do regular proprietary research studies for broadcasters all over America, and one of my basic measures is the "favorite station" metric. For the many music stations I have conducted these studies for in markets large and small, the majority feature "SiriusXM" as one of the top 12 "favorite stations or services" in the market. Now I know that SiriusXM, like Pandora, packs many stations under one roof; this should … [Read more...]

05/15

Radio’s biggest challenge: The Internet

I don't always know what to make of Bridge Ratings' predictions of radio's future. In part because their sample is gathered from only ten markets, in part because mall intercept is one of their techniques, and in part because they are bold enough to project something as ever-changing as technology all the way to 2020. They also - like any good research company - have a way of updating their projections so the closer you get to the predicted period the more right they're likely to be (can't complain about that!). But if you take those reservations into account, their latest projections are … [Read more...]

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