Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The grandiose wailings of failed former radio people are annoying wailings...

Well here we go again.

Let's say you run a website. A blog. And you want people to subscribe to your blog, but nobody does. What do you do?

You bash people who are more successful than you, that's what you do.

Will someone please overnight a binky to radio's crybaby? He's whining about Clear Channel again.

The loud clanging of industry zombies is fun to watch, and then, it becomes sad when you realize it's like watching a funeral dirge of folks who don't realize they're dead yet.

In the real world, the world most of us live and work in now, we know that people want what they want, the way that they want it. They want it on their mobile devices. They download apps by the thousands. Then, they sit at the pool sunning themselves listening to a local top 40 station while they tan, enjoying their local station on demand from their Blackberries or iPhones.

Some haters hate to hear it, but it's quite true.

Some people, like Bob Pittman, are busy riding out to the frontier and blazing a trail...

... while some others are sitting in Arizona, posting photos of themselves, sipping on Slurpees.

Now back to defining - and redefining - the future of content.

1 comment:

  1. I live on the New Jersey side of the Hudson in New York. When I go into the city, I take a bus that runs right along the Hudson and I'm in midtown in 10 minutes.

    Sometimes during this ride, I will listen to Z or KTU or CBS-FM. But I, who works in the industry, do not listen on an FM receiver. I listen on my BlackBerry. Mr. Radio geek himself can sit on the bus, look out the window and stare at the damn antenna of these fine radio stations right THERE... but I listen on my mobile device. Because it's convenient. And fun.

    If a radio guy like me prefers that listening method, I guarantee your audience does the same, too.

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