NY Times: Rediscovering Radio Through Apps
July 8, 2013 at 7:41 AM (PT)
NEW YORK TIMES writer JENNA WORTHAM has many in the industry buzzing about a column in FRIDAY JULY 5th paper. In it, she writes, "Growing up, the radio provided the soundtrack for doing my hair in the morning and the ride to school. It kept me company during late nights while I finished my homework and entertained during long summer road trips with my family."
A job made her to move to L.A., and it was there she discovered radio again -- via apps. "These apps let you listen to nearly any radio station around the U.S.," she continues. "I listen to local morning shows for their reality-show recaps, ticket giveaways and celebrity gossip; then later in the day, switch over to radio stations in CALIFORNIA or HOUSTON to check out what the DJs are throwing on in those cities to hype people up for the night out."
Good news for personalities ... "It’s the human element that draws me in, knowing that someone is selecting songs for you," adds WORTHAM. "Remember Turntable? We didn’t love it because it was cutting edge or worked perfectly -- we loved it because the online app mimics the communal experience of listening to music together during a concert or in someone’s basement."