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Aaron Read writes:

>Anyways, CNet could get away catering exclusively to the geek crowd during
>the dot-com boom when it was trendy to be a geek, but now that we're in the
>bust...the money isn't there so it's a lot harder to justify being a
>"technology prima donna"

Exactly right.

>Plus CNet was, as previously mentioned, heavily dependant on the dot-com
>sector for ad money and that's completely dried up.

If I remember correctly, the CNet over-the-air broadcast radio venture first
on the air in early 2000 - right on the eve of the tech / dot-com bust. As
been pointed out on the web-based San Francisco Radio Discussion board, the
ads CNet radio seems to carry nowadays are PSAs. This was just as true last
when they were carried by WBPS.

I'll have to agree with some of the posts that a lot of the content wasn't
interesting, I mainly listened to David Coursey's show, and David Lawrence
at night.

I might also point out, that with the computer industry contraction, there
seems to
be a lot less news and new developments that could be potential content to
CNet radio.
Just take a look at some of the techie web sites, for instance, such as
ZDNet, Wired.com,
or the Register - there is every little of tech news of note from day to
day, even with the
recent two big trade shows going on.

73, de Hakim (N1ZFF)