Satellite Isn't Terrestrial Radio's Biggest Foe, It's Cellphones

from the didn't-see-that-coming dept

While terrestrial radio companies continue to attack satellite radio providers, maybe all that energy is being misplaced: a new study says people talking on their cellphones in cars is cutting into the amount of radio they listen to. Few mainstream radio companies realize they need to change their product to keep up with changing tastes, their competitors preferring to blame the regulatory environment or use shifty PR to try and knock back the satellite upstarts -- so don't be surprised to see radio companies start pushing for bans on using phones while driving.

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    mr.zigglesworth, 23 Feb 2006 @ 4:03pm

    terrestrial radio is awful

    Funny, this reminds me of what the RIAA has been doing for years. Sounds like another dinosaur that's gotten so comfortable that it can't seem to deal with change. Nor can it make sense of the change in climate. As Darwin might say to these folks, evolve or die.

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      Anonymous Coward, 23 Feb 2006 @ 4:32pm

      Re: terrestrial radio is awful

      once again, the radio stations are being sponsored by RIAA so they dictate what happens. it is a chain reaction my friends. destroy RIAA, free the radio.

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    ex-dj, 23 Feb 2006 @ 4:23pm

    No Subject Given

    maybe if radio didnt bombard me with furniture store ads and even worse... car ads with the "disclaimers" seeded up so fast that it's another language!!! And everyone knows that radio compresses music - speeds it up so they can get in extra ads. Ads may pay the bills, but they are killing themselves. I'm an XM bigot now.

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    RaYz, 24 Feb 2006 @ 1:36pm

    Radio

    Or you could always listen to non-commercial radio, and college radio stations. There are many out there, especially in the bay areay that play Jazz, Hip hop, Rock, and everything else. Since they are non-commercial they dont really have commercials, and the music is at a different tone. I don't listen to commercial radio any more, it makes me sick!

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