Blog - radio's digital future

February 26th, 2014
As usual, my time at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks back got me thinking hard about what lies ahead for broadcast radio. I’m excited by it all and inspired to share a few thoughts. Folks go to CES to see the future and plan for it, and there was much to see in Vegas that will impact the radio industry. I was happy to spend time at the Show with more broadcasters than I have in previous years. It’s essential for industry leaders to see firsthand the incredible breadth and power of new consumer information and entertainment technologies, and feel the rapid pace and disruptive potential of these innovations. Products shown at CES have and will continue to change the way radio is used by consumers and, by definition, how it does business going forward.
August 1st, 2013

The chicken and egg syndrome has impacted every major broadcast rollout. The issue is straightforward: TV or radio broadcasters are reluctant to spend the money to create new content before there are a lot of receivers in the market capable of getting that new content. But device makers won’t invest to build new devices until there is content out to support them. Who goes first, the chicken or the egg?

April 29th, 2013

...Sometime Slow and Steady Wins the Race

April has kept me busy, and I wanted to share some observations from the floor of the New York Auto Show and the NAB Show. What I heard and saw made me more enthusiastic than ever about HD Radio progress and the technology’s ability to help broadcasters compete in the 21st century. Radio broadcasters have worked long and hard on the over-the-air digital upgrade. They should be proud of what they have accomplished and excited about the money-making potential of digital broadcasting.

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