Originally Posted by bubbaba
The lawyers and censorship have had a great influence in killing terrestrial radio. Jocks can't do the same bits they were able to even 10 years ago. Instead of us becoming more progressive we are going backwards and everyone has to worry about what others are going to hear instead of changing the channel if you don't like it.
They are killing the "shock jocks", yes, but not radio.
It all of the outside forces that are killing radio. I mean the Slacker G2 alone, with it's much better sound that SiriusXM can't remotely reproduce, is a good example.
For around $210(including tax), you can get the unit, and then download all the music you want to hear for FREE. You could sign up for a few dollars a month to get more features, but the key here is free/sound quality/convenience.
Content alone won't be able to save satellite radio, unfortunately.
Hell, I just got into streaming Netflix to my Samsung 2500 Blu-Ray player.
I had no need for a Blu-Ray player, nor did I want one. But I "stole" it at a local Circuit City a few weeks back during their liquidation, updated it, and now I get all the streaming I want(for now), plus an 1-month/unlimited amount of Blu-Ray's/DVD's all for $10.69/month.
And I can quit whenever the heck I want. Once you start streaming, you will never stop(they need too add more content IMHO, and they are constantly working on that).
It is like TIVO(or a DVR with a HDD) IMHO. I don't know how the heck I lived without it all these years.
This will mean certain death to all Video stores. No doubt. I can get what I want, and don't even have to leave the house.