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by gbarn
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: It's All In The Head
Replies: 0
Views: 861

It's All In The Head

I admit I don't listen to current radio. However, with a blink of the eye and a shake of the head the doors to my mind magically open to where I have stored sounds of the greatest radio of the past and visions of the sounds of radio tomorrow. Perfect wireless!
by gbarn
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: No longer should you focus only on P1's. Look at P0's.
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: No longer P1's. Look at P0's..Commonly referred to as PO

I've had personal emails asking if my hidden definition of PO's was the "pissed off's?" Your call. I look at them as a block of the flock that has abandoned radio. Radio sellers don't want to discuss them, however, I consider them part of the mix when I'm buying radiio. It goes beyond the definition...
by gbarn
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Radio's Last Contest - Radio's Last Employee
Replies: 103
Views: 576230

Re: Radio's Last Contest - Radio's Last Employee

To paraphrase Pope Francis' revelation, "They had to search the world over to find the people who could bring back the radio P-0's (those who have left the flock) and we found them selflessly serving the disenfranchised in little villages all over America."
by gbarn
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: No longer should you focus only on P1's. Look at P0's.
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: No longer P1's. Look at P0's..Commonly referred to as PO

To be clear, lost listening included stations that had listenership from your market but not enough to meet the minimum reporting requirments individually. Collective numbers could be large when added to PBS and non-profits. I always thought Arbitron would serve radio best by whacking off the lost l...
by gbarn
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: No longer should you focus only on P1's. Look at P0's.
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

No longer should you focus only on P1's. Look at P0's.

Don't confuse this new metric with the old "lost listening" category.. Lost listening was a representation of listening to sources such as PBS or religious programmed stations that Arbitron didn't report in its survey results. In good PBS listening markets, the lost listening % was 30%+. Today, Arbi...
by gbarn
Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Tragic
Replies: 8
Views: 4455

Re: Tragic

To paraphrase Pope Francis' revelation, "They had to search the world over to find the people who could bring back the radio P-0's (those who have left the flock) and we found them selflessly serving the disenfranchised in little villages all over America."
by gbarn
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Bring Back Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

Re: Bring Back Radio

Hello Mark: You sure picked some great stations as prime examples of radio's recent history. It's fun to shake your head, blink your eyes, and nostalgically reminisce about the good old days. The past is light and evocative, the present looks bleak for most and the future remains unquestionably unce...
by gbarn
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Tragic
Replies: 8
Views: 4455

Re: Tragic

To the former great radio artisans. I'm reminded of the shock and dismay of the artisan blacksmiths of the19th century upon reading printed posts in the townsquare mall about the organized move to control the rampant spread of air pollution caused by horse manure on the streets of America. The messa...
by gbarn
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Tragic
Replies: 8
Views: 4455

Re: Tragic

Did you read about the shock in the audience at a recent west coast radio conference when the panel of experts announced additional troubles for radio, that radio will be eliminated from two auto brands within two years and from all new cars within five? Reported were sounds of gasping as the crowd ...
by gbarn
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Net Talk
Topic: Tragic
Replies: 8
Views: 4455

Re: Tragic

My concern with radio is it's not growing. In fact, it has seemingly recoiled into the protected shadows of the past waiting for the next shiny thing to rocket past to latch onto. However, quick forward movement doesn't guarantee you're moving in the right direction, just that you're moving. Thus, m...