Good News For Radio & Records

We know the bad news.

Now, how about some good news about the radio industry.

1. Satellite Radio Isn't Hurting Radio

Remember when Saga CEO Ed Christian would throw a snit over satellite radio content as it related to terrestrial stations. Are you aware of the NAB spending millions of dollars on fighting satellite radio?

Well, they wasted their time and money.

Satellite radio was never the enemy and it is even less potent a threat as 2008 winds down.

Have you listened to the new Sirius XM lately?

Since the XM people (known for longer playlists) merged with the Sirius programming (more hit&hellip

Good News For Radio & Records

We know the bad news.

Now, how about some good news about the radio industry.

1. Satellite Radio Isn't Hurting Radio

Remember when Saga CEO Ed Christian would throw a snit over satellite radio content as it related to terrestrial stations. Are you aware of the NAB spending millions of dollars on fighting satellite radio?

Well, they wasted their time and money.

Satellite radio was never the enemy and it is even less potent a threat as 2008 winds down.

Have you listened to the new Sirius XM lately?

Since the XM people (known for longer playlists) merged with the Sirius programming (more hit&hellip

Radio To Die For

In spite of all the bad news we hear in both the music and media businesses these days, there are also a lot of new opportunities rising from these challenges.

Instead of letting potentially good ideas die, let's allow the entrepreneurs who read this space every day to have at some of them.

What you are about to read are true stories. The names have not been changed to protect the guilty.

Trend: Newspapers cut back print editions

The Detroit Media Partnership which publishes the city's two newspapers (Free Press and Detroit News) have&hellip

Radio To Die For

In spite of all the bad news we hear in both the music and media businesses these days, there are also a lot of new opportunities rising from these challenges.

Instead of letting potentially good ideas die, let's allow the entrepreneurs who read this space every day to have at some of them.

What you are about to read are true stories. The names have not been changed to protect the guilty.

Trend: Newspapers cut back print editions

The Detroit Media Partnership which publishes the city's two newspapers (Free Press and Detroit News) have&hellip

Radio on Hospice

If you go by my mail, a lot of readers are scratching their heads about Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan's decision to give 41-year old Chief Financial Officer Patrick Walsh the additional responsibility of running U.S. radio operations.

The radio industry sure has a lot of financial wizards running things.

It's clear that the radio industry still doesn't get it.

The problem with radio is not money.

It's worse.

It's a lack of compelling and addictive content. Failure to create content for the mobile world and a terrible misunderstanding of what the Internet can mean in terms of future revenue. Plus a total&hellip