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

Paul Hopfgarten hopfgarten@mail.com
Mon Jul 29 19:29:34 EDT 2013

Actually, where this all comes down to is poor ($) listeners and the old 
crowd will be the last of the terrestrial radio audience. I am 55, and do 
listen to streams at work (PC) but I still listen to terrestrial radio in my 
car (a few good e-skips this summer on the old Frequency Modulation....it 
was Modulating......)

The whole streaming thing is (though not intention) another class divide 
growing (And I am a Conservative, but I do see this as stated above).

-Paul Hopfgarten
Epping NH

-----Original Message----- 
From: John Francini
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 3:18 PM
To: Boston Radio Group
Subject: Re: Herald Radio launches Aug 5th - Jeff Katz and Michael Graham 
signed up



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 

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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