Radio on iPods. Liberals Leading The Way?
It was with a great deal of interest that I read a Knight Ridder article today. Seems as though
Apple's portable jukebox can "TiVo" through your computer. Plug your iPod into your computer and you can download the radio broadcast to listen to at your convenience. To listen to a podcast, you need software obviously. Some is free. Sounds like a fabulous idea and I'm sure it will be a hit with the iPod generation. Some campus shows already have tens of thousands regular listeners.
HERE'S THE PROBLEM. Most of the broadcasts are amateur. "But podcasts do include a handful of professionally produced shows, such as Boston public radio station WGBH's 'Morning Stories,' 'The Al Franken Show' on Air America and programming from the BBC."
Does anyone notice a common theme here? Public radio, Al Franken and the BBC. The voice of the average American is not mentioned. I can almost hear the anti-American jibberish now.
This technology is the future of radio in its infancy. The middle of the roaders and the conservatives better recognize this for what it is or the left will move to the head of the class in a generation or so. The iPod almost single handedly accounted for Apple's stock price quadrupling in the last year or so. All the young people want them. They'll become more affordable and more sophisticated and radio as we know it will be squeezed out. Did anyone two or three years ago think bloggers would ever have any impact or audience of significance?
Just a thought.