Herald Radio launches Aug 5th - Jeff Katz and Michael Graham signed up

John Francini francini@mac.com
Mon Jul 29 15:18:13 EDT 2013



I'm also an old fogie as well (53), but this dog definitely learned some new tricks. In my car, my Bluetooth-enabled smartphone connects up instantly to my stereo, so all I have to do is start up whatever app I want to use to play Internet radio (like the one the Herald recommends), and I'm off to the races.

OTOH, I'm in the computer industry myself (I manage the engineering networks at Dell in Nashua), so I'm probably an outlier on the "old people don't like new stuff" bell curve…

John Francini

On 29 Jul 2013, at 13:11, Donna Halper <dlh@donnahalper.com> wrote:

> Sean wrote--
>> This is your fatal mistake, Dan.  I do almost all of my streaming on my phone.
> Okay fine, I am going to "out"myself as an old fogie, I guess, but I too find it cumbersome to listen on a smart-phone. I know this is a generational thing, and I am certainly able to use my smart-phone for a wide range of tasks including making calls. But hooking up a speaker and plugging the phone into a charger is so much more time-consuming than just turning on the radio or listening via the audio-stream on my computer. The Herald is trying to attract younger listeners with an internet station, but will older listeners (who are the main consumers of angry talk radio) find it convenient to use their smart-phones to listen? Most of the research I've seen says there's a real generation gap in who uses phones (be they iPhones or Androids) to listen to music and news.

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