wireless mike with speaker Radio in trouble - but not on the Internet
JVJVNet earnings: While commercial stations continue to work hard to retain listeners and attract and retain young audiences, other options are becoming increasingly irresistible.In fact, they 've been around for a few years now, and I'm on Satellite Radio (XM and Sirius), Internet radio, music download sites, and, of course, back and forth between iPods.For those who listen to the latest news, sports scores, transportation, and weather for fun, these are godsend."(In fact, the satellite provides a channel for local traffic and weather, 24/7 kilometers.) The problem with Sirius and XM is that most listeners are reluctant to pay $13 a month for the radio, even if it provides everything they don't get on the ground broadcast --and more.Online music sites and internet broadcasts are almost free unless you choose to download songs to save, or select advanced features (like avoiding commercial advertising, for example ).But many people, especially the elderly, still mistakenly believe that the Internet radio means they have to listen to it on the computer.And HD (high-No radio has been found for a large audience --There are good reasons.HD may sound better than AM and FM but it needs to buy a new desktop RadioModels that cost about $100 (from radio Sophy and Sony ).HD offers "sub-Channel, "additional stations planned by existing stations.So far, they are not so exciting;The Internet offers more diversity.But what about the tie?to-the-Computer aspects of online music?This is not true.Home networking and wireless speaker systems, as well as portable, desktop Internet tuners, allow you to pull stations throughout your home or office.Soon there will be internet reception in the car.Then there are mobile apps.Pandora, Auckland's largest Internet broadcasting service, works with the largest digital music monster on AT&T and Sprint --Apple -Put Pandora in the iphone.Pandora drew some 5.According to comScore, which measures online listening, there are 5 million unique listeners per month.Followed by AOL, 3.7 million;the CBS-owned last.Fm, at 3 million;And Yahoo's Conference, 2.6 million.) There is now a vibrant new competitor: the lazy radio that started like Pandora and finally.Fm is an online music service that allows users to set up personal stations according to their music preferences.Slacker's portable Slacker Radio makes this model a step forward.As it does online, Slacker helps you build custom stations and use its vast library (dealing with the results of all major record labels, stand-alone labels and music publishers ), constantly refresh "stations" of any type of music ".Now if you have their portable (retail for $200 but less than $100), wherever you go, you all have them (and a bunch of lazy people don't need Wi for their own channels-Fi.But many music lovers already have digital players and mobile phones.Do they want to pay for another gadget?Old lazy Jonathan SatherThe vice president of marketing said sales met expectations and lazy radio attracted music lovers, "they were tired of the experience of loading music, listening to music and then reloading it."He reminded us that there are slackers on the ipod and BlackBerry smartphones.Everything is fine.But there is still an area where lazy people are...well, slacks.The music unfolds one by one, with a little pause in the middle, and occasionally commercial songs play if you haven't paid to stop them.In other words, it sounds like a great, custom, uninterrupted CD.But if you grew up on a good radio station, you will miss the DJ, the interaction with the music and the interaction with you;Some information and gossip you don't hear or forget.In short, the best is the Real Radio.Crazy again: the JV of the infamous "Dog House" morning show is back --In KYLD (wild 94.9), the station began broadcasting the program on 1996, until it was thrown out of the air on 2005 after the last broadcast in several controversial events.The joint venture (full name Jeff van der Griff) and partner Elvis (Dan Ray) moved to CBSIn San Francisco and New York, destined to be Free FM until May 2007, they were fired by New York radio after receiving a prank call from a Chinese restaurant.In early 2008, the two started their Internet business, combining radio programs with videos and photos.JV told me, "it's fun, but it's hard to run a business and get ads and try to build it."Elvis left quickly to work in other media.The Wild 94.The performance is not a "Dog House", JV said "."I had a lot of fun with those people, but it was a new start.At that time, things were a little loose;This line can be pushed.We did something crazy.But things have changed and sometimes I go back and say, 'Gosh, should this be on public airwaves?"JV returned to a station where he and Elvis sued for unfair termination (the last incident involvedthe-"Dog House" crew aerial review of tourists ).JV said he still couldn't comment on whether they won or lost the lawsuit, just saying "the lawsuit ended amicably in good condition."We discussed the joint venture in ClearChannel," said Cat Collins, TV's new program director ."."We all think his head is good.He is very sorry about what happened last time.He wants to do something good with all his heart."Wild is joined by Wild midday DJ Christie James and Jon Manuel, who are from T-Man.James at 10 noon.m.to 3 p.m., became open.But today, with fewer and fewer staff members, James (10)'s shift was separatedm.to 12:30 p.m.) And Manuel (12: 30 to 3)m.).Meanwhile, the Collins police station has been driving in the afternoon (3 to 7)m.) Vacated by St.John, 99, MOViN, KMVQ.7 FM) with Chino, from Phoenix.Wild DJ Nessa is named permanent nightm.DJ by midnight.In any case, it's as permanent as what's on the radio...For example: The Morning Show MOViN and Balthazar and Maria are now "in the morning" with Maria, just like Maria Todd.CBS Radio did not comment on Balthazar's departure, just saying that the show will now focus more on music...Karel is back.The talk-The show host, one night in November, launched from KGO after spewing a series of obscene items in the air-He thought the microphone was broken.Local airwaves have been returned.He is in KNGY (energy 92)7 FM), Dance Station, 9 p.m.Midnight Monday to ThursdayFriday is dance night, of course.)."DonParker (PD for energy) called me right after I was fired," said Karel (full name Charles Carrell Burley), "in any case, do I want to go to FM?This is a small station, I think, but what is it?Now, it's also a stream and podcast when you do the show.Also, I always listen to energy when I'm in town.(Carrell lives and works in Long Beach.) This is a single owner (Joe baylisss ).This is not an open company.Carrell accused his engineers at KGO studios of leaving his mike hot at a press conference, letting the audience hear him cursing Joe, the plumber, and declaring: "I want him to die. He said he asked KNGY to hire the engineer who was also fired."I mean, he won't do that again!Carrell hopes to get his show on other TV stations including Monterey KRXA (540 in the morning."We really want Carrell," said General Motors and morning host Hal Ginsberg ."."It's just a matter of logistics."Could it be a delay button?...Welcome back to Jeff Brazi and Bob Lily, they are at KXXX (Bob-FM, 96.In Sonoma County )."Blazy and Bob" were popular teams in KOME in San Jose from 1987 to 1994, when they broke up.Blazy works on KSFO and then records time in Tampa Bay, Florida.Before landing in Santa Rosa, KXFX, on 2001, there was Honolulu.Not here either-Comedy shows at local clubs.Now, Blazy and Bob are on Bob from 6 to 9.m.Annual radio fundraiser at KUSF, Rock-n-Exchange, start at 10 today.m.to 6 p.m.In addition to vintage vinyl records, there are plenty of CDs and DVDs, books and posters.Admission to McLaren Hall at the University of San Francisco campus for $3 (USF students are free )...Joel Selvin has Jam.The "Selvin in the city" pack parade on the bone (KSAN 107.7 FM).Tonight, this is the best cut of all kinds of tribute albums.Next Sunday: 1976 piracy and rumors by Graham Parker.March 22: Visit to Dan Hicks, hot lick.March 29: blaxploitation, or as Selvin says, "the rare tracks on the 1970s soundtrack album have players, pimps and a bunch of bad mothers.Shut your mouth.