End Is Nigh For Music On FM Radio?
from the sound-salvation dept
Rags Gupta points to the news about Infinity changing the formats of some of its stations that carry Howard Stern after he leaves next month, with some of them shifting away from music to celebrity talk and comedy, wondering if this is the beginning of the end of music on FM radio. Other media, particularly satellite and online radio, have figured out how to better serve up music -- typically with no commercials and little, if any, DJ interruption -- leaving radio in something of a lurch. The main problem is that people are growing unhappy with the content and how it's presented, and Infinity seems to realize the way forward is to change it, rather than complain about the regulatory environment or just simply cutting the number of ads. Radio will have to evolve with the audiences' taste, rather than just counting on them to accept whatever's crammed down their dial.