Prospects for the New iPod Nano FM

The radio industry finally got what it wanted from Apple yesterday -- an iPod with FM capabilities.

That's what it figured would bring radio into the mobile future -- into the hands of young people -- cooler than a radio and wrapped in the cachet of the iPod.

Well, better be careful what you wish for.

None other than Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself helped usher the iPod Nano into the marketplace. He looked as slim as the Nano at yesterday's unveiling.

The new iPod Nano FM comes with Live Pause
as well as iTunes Tagging that Apple's own ad claims will "... make listening to the radio nothing like listening to&hellip

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The UK’s Radio Advantage

In the U.S. it is unfortunate that the perception of all the good radio can offer listeners is dominated by three of the biggest consolidated companies -- Clear Channel, Cumulus and Citadel.

That's the problem -- these three industry leaders are bereft of ideas.

Across the big pond as radio icon Hy Lit used to call the Atlantic Ocean, the United Kingdom is, in my opinion, doing the best it can to anticipate generational forces that may eventually doom terrestrial radio.

They are holding their own.

The remarkable thing is that the UK isn't exactly loaded with broadcast competition, either. Recalling their&hellip

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The UK’s Radio Advantage

In the U.S. it is unfortunate that the perception of all the good radio can offer listeners is dominated by three of the biggest consolidated companies -- Clear Channel, Cumulus and Citadel.

That's the problem -- these three industry leaders are bereft of ideas.

Across the big pond as radio icon Hy Lit used to call the Atlantic Ocean, the United Kingdom is, in my opinion, doing the best it can to anticipate generational forces that may eventually doom terrestrial radio.

They are holding their own.

The remarkable thing is that the UK isn't exactly loaded with broadcast competition, either. Recalling their&hellip

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Social Media and Radio

Social media is everything today.

Bigger than the Internet or the computer it was built upon. It looms larger than any form of traditional media in scope or impact.

Yet, traditional media companies, still the the richest and most powerful, think social media is a mere flirtation to appease the desirable and crucial next generation that they must attract.

An add on, if you will.

These companies must think so because they are doing nothing, actually, to pioneer growth initiatives in such a potentially lucrative market.

When Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace a number of years ago before social networking took&hellip

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Social Media and Radio

Social media is everything today.

Bigger than the Internet or the computer it was built upon. It looms larger than any form of traditional media in scope or impact.

Yet, traditional media companies, still the the richest and most powerful, think social media is a mere flirtation to appease the desirable and crucial next generation that they must attract.

An add on, if you will.

These companies must think so because they are doing nothing, actually, to pioneer growth initiatives in such a potentially lucrative market.

When Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace a number of years ago before social networking took&hellip

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