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RE: DP's post on [url=http://digitalpodcast.com/podcastnews/index.php/2005/07/13/podcasting_radio_competition_opportunity]Podcasting and Radio [/url]
Radio is going to die - Podcasting will rule! I stopped listening to radio when I found podcasts and I'm not going back.
Why would anyone with half a brain put up with the crappy content on radio when they can listen to what they want, when they want it?
That's just silly.
I have an extensive music collection and I listen to the radio. Podcasting won't replace radio and it won't die out because of podcasting either. Can you imagine the BBC suddenly saying "oh sod this - we believe every single person on the whole world can download podcasts so we'll just stop producing radio shows."?
...and the quality of content I've found so far on podcasts has been unsatisfyingly rubbish with the rare exception. So why would anyone search through so many crappy amateur podcasts when they have quality-controlled radio shows to listen to?
And there's just that one major thing you missed - live shows and live interaction. Not possible with a podcast, and even if someone did a live show, it wouldn't be podcasting - it would be what we understand as radio today with the option to download later. Just like most BBC radio broadcasts.In reply to guest
Who said podcasts had to be amatuer?
BBC, NBC, NPR, etc all make their content available on podcasts - why would I want to live by the 24 hour broadcast clock and have no control over when I listen to stuff.
Just like digital video recorders are sticking it to TV, podcast listening will be big, big, big.In reply to guest
Euuhm, Podcasting will be big, but it won't eliminate the radio's. There are litterally millions of radio shows all over the globe. Radio's are LIVE. Pods aren't.
Radio's will not die out.
Listening to a downloaded program is just as functional as taping a live tv-show. But unless podcasting can go live, I don't think radio's CAN die out.
Because there are always people who want to listen to somebody who lives.In reply to guest
They said the same thing when MTV first started "Video killed the radio star". :wink:
Radio will be around for a VERY long time. Too many companies have a lot invested there. But I think podcast will make a huge impact as well.
I agree. Radio is here to stay - but it needs to change to stay a vital media source. Same old, same old is not going to work.
Check out this post for some ideas about what radio needs to do.
[url=http://digitalpodcast.com/podcastnews/index.php/2005/10/10/podcasting_and_my_radio_the_emergence_of]Podcasting and My Radio[/url] - the challenge to radioIn reply to guest
Well, I agree that radio is here to stay, as it plays a vital role. I have not come across a podcast that plays classical music (yes, there are some in that category, but you will not hear Beethovem, Ravel, Stravinsky, etc.), which is quite important to me.
I stopped listening to popular music back when disco became popular, but with podcasts I rediscovered the fact that there are many artists playing something other than rap, which has been quite enjoyable. With the monopolization of the music distribution industry about 20 years ago, we have heard the same old stuff and podcasting has helped break that mold.
georgeIn reply to guest
Well one thing is for sure. While podcasting may not kill terrestrial radio, it may help to kill satellite radio. I say "may" becuase satellit radio is doing a good job of killing themselves. Why listen to commercials on what are supposed to be "commercial free" music channels, poor music made up mostly of garage bands and demos, DJ'd who can't shut up, day old talk shows that can be heard on free radio, and program managers who don't want, and don't care about, listener feedback. Yep, between podcasts, audio books, and songs I have on my MP3 playe, I hear exactly what I want to hear, all for free.In reply to guest
there are just too many talented ppl in radio right now.. in all aspects such as sports, politics, etc. I mean, it's live, which is very important. Sometimes I like listening to a music radio station b/c I know millions of other ppl are listening to the exact same station the same time as me.. can't say that for a podcast. that means a lot to me.In reply to guest
As you can see, podcasting combines the best of the two widespread methods of distributing information: Internet and radio. You can subscribe to the pieces (podcasts) that you are interested in and listen to them when and where you want.
Isn't that the future of radio?In reply to guest
Exactly Radio is going to be die because of podcast.
A podcast is a series of digital media files, either audio or video, that is released episodically and downloaded through web syndication. The mode of delivery is what differentiates podcasts from other ways of accessing media files over the Internet, such as simple download or streamed webcasts: special client software applications known as podcatchers are used to automatically identify and download new files in the series when they are released, by accessing a centrally-maintained web feed that lists all files currently associated with that particular series.
I don't see radio dying, but I do see it changing. People are not going to put up with stupid music repeats when they can play their own mp3s.
Although, as for TALK radio, many podcasters just aren't as good as the talk radio hosts. Too many podcasters ramble on about whatever's on their mind whereas talk radio hosts get right to the point. I do think you could see some talk podcasters migrating to radio if they can do a decent job and manage to sell those shows to radio stations. But talk is cheap and there probably aren't many radio station looking to buy talk shows when they can make their own.
Music radio does need to change. It's stuck in a rut of either playing old top 40 songs or new songs the music producers want them to play. But it probably isn't going to do anything until for a long time.
A radio station can still reach hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of listeners depending upon where it is. It doesn't matter if only one percent actually listens. Podcasters only reach those who are actually downloading the file. So radio has a big advantage over podcasting. Podcasting still has a long way to go to get the same numbers.In reply to guest
While I prefer podcasting too I doubt that radio is going to be out of style just yet. Let's face it, there's something charming about it when its live...and on an old fashioned physical radio. :) But the fact that podcasting gives you more control and power over the content is important - its the same trend the internet has triggered with movies/television and most of all, news stories. Its definitely a great development, hopefully soon there will be direct audience interaction possible with podcasting just like there is with comments and news stories.In reply to guest
There's always a place for old media like radio. Just like books, even with all the eReaders, it still feels good to hold and smell a book.In reply to guest
I once thought radio would die too. But it's won't... ever.
It's live, it's simple and easy to tune into. It's fitted into every car just about.In reply to guest
[QUOTE=amarillo;540]That's just silly.
I have an extensive music collection and I listen to the radio. Podcasting won't replace radio and it won't die out because of podcasting either. Can you imagine the BBC suddenly saying "oh sod this - we believe every single person on the whole world can download podcasts so we'll just stop producing radio shows."?[/QUOTE]
What the WHAT?!?In reply to guest
Podcasting and the radio are quite different things, it is correctly said that one cannot replace another, but it is still an evident fact that podcasting has much more popularity, and it is only increasing.In reply to guest