|Re: News Station Goes to Rock Hits Format
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Author: Michael G. Koerner Date: Aug 16, 2008 19:10
Gary Tayman wrote:
> "John Goller, k9uwa" THISarrl.netSTUFF> wrote in message
>> Maybe some of them have figured out that the old farts want to listen
>> to the older music and they are the ones with the bucks to spend for the
>> products offered up in commercials on those stations!..
> What took 'em so long?
> Seems like AM radio has turned into a wasteland, while some are scrambling
> to do things like "community radio" with LPFM. Nearly every FM radio I know
> of has AM too; so why not make use of the airwaves?
> Since most answers come from "follow the money", I'd be willing to bet that
> a little of this might have to do with the HD. Yes, some are screaming of
> AM noise, but HD requires an AM signal -- and could well mean the revival of
> AM usage.
> Then again, how many HD radios are actually being sold? My mom's birthday
> was last week, and she asked for a clock radio. She's 86, and has no use
> for anything except some draggy-music-religious station in Lakeland. Any
> frills and she wouldn't know what they are anyway. I went into Target to
> see what they have. Geez, the big thrust seems to be iPod docking stations!
> Set the clock radio to listen to your iPod. Yes, super-duper digital audio
> played through teeny-tiny crappy little 2 inch speakers! There were four
> shelves full of iPod-ready clock radios; there were two or three clock
> radios with CD players, and maybe two really cheap ones with just the radio.
> NONE of them had HD. NONE of them had USB ports, the up-and-coming thing
> with stereos, that lets you play the music with a flash drive and no iPod.
> The big push is iPod, which to me looks like only a fad. CD players are
> old, but to me a better choice because there are so many of them and a lot
> of people still consider them the top format. I also noticed no satellite
> radios. Hmmm . . .
If you are looking for just a simple, decent, reliable clock radio, why not
just check out area yard sales - I'm seeing many good 1980s/90s clock radios
in plentiful supply at them these days.
For new stuff, the last time that I was in a Best Buy they had a good
selection of clock-radios (some with CD players) in the $20-30 range.
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