XM gets "sirius"

Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sun Dec 28 22:00:53 EST 2003

How can anything EXCEPT the least-common-denominator be acceptable when
radio "professionals" on this list, who darned well ought to know better,
INSISTED that WBOQ's format change HAD to indicate that the station was not
making money under its old format and INSISTED that the old format was Adult
Standards (which it wasn't)? Apparently their small minds couldn't grasp the
concept of variants on that format--at least not on terrestrial commercial
radio. If the people here--whose IQs must average 30 points more than those
of agency time buyers--can't deal with the possibility of terrestrial
commercial stations carrying anything besides cookie-cutter formats, how can
there be any hope that we will ever hear anything else?

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: Garrett Wollman <wollman@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
To: Paul Anderson <paulranderson@charter.net>
Cc: Boston Radio Mailing List <boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: XM gets "sirius"

> <<On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 17:46:26 -0500, Paul Anderson
<paulranderson@charter.net> said:
> > AM and FM radio has failed to provide anything other than
> > lowest-common-denominator entertainment.  The generality that it's fine
> > for most people might be true, but most people I talk to (neighbors,
> > friends and coworkers) have similarly given up on traditional radio for
> > music.
> It's interesting that you say this, as it closely mirrors my
> perception.  However, many broadcasters still believe Arbitron when
> they say that overall "usage of radio" has actually increased.  (I
> personally find Arbitron's methodology so dubious as to require large
> quantities of salt taken with everything they say.)
> -GAWollman

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