I think when the iPod came along years ago and it was easy to use in the car, that it slowly took away radio listeners. Why not? It plays your favorite music without commercials and you can download podcasts if you miss talk radio. I think satellite radio is still fairly popular though. What about your friends and family? What do they listen to?
Rusty Messages: 554 Registered: May 2018 Location: Kansas City Missouri
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I tend to just listen to radio when doing local car trips. And then with music formats offering limited involvement for me, I'll tune around the presets with frustration. I usually end up listening to NPR news. One regular feature on it I like is called Science Friday, hosted by Ira Flatow. Sounds like Playdough to me. I'm old enough to remember when AM radio was the only available formats. It was king, then FM came along and changed everything. It's evolved to what it is today. Everything changes, everything stays the same. Bada bing, bada boom.
Radio shows used to be a jump off for television programming as some of the comedies, dramas, and documentaries are just adaptations of what started there. Now it seems like social media is the jump off for television programming. Radio is losing its influence on modern culture. It's weird to see it happening.
Kids these days are not easily entertained by just listening to something because they need to see it or even have to be engaged with it like video games. People these days are less patient as well because of apps or sites where they can listen (and watch) their favorite music.