Actually, wireless Internet is presently being put into communities, and automobile maufacturers are excited about putting Internet into their cars. A well-known fact, that the programming on terrestrial radio leaves a lot to be desired - HD Radio does not address that issue; Wi-Fi/Internet and satellite radio offer many times the programming options.
Who says "A well-known fact, that the programming on terrestrial radio leaves a lot to be desired"
Certainly not the listeners radio targets. Listening levels in 18-54 are within a few percent of historic levels. Except for teens and 55+, who we do not target (except as a "magnet strategy") the reports of a decline are radically overstated.
Let's look at an average I did of a couple of top 10 markets. In Spring of 1998, the cume rating (which is the percentage of the universe using radio) for 18-54, the audience terrestrial radio serves, was 96.7.
8 years later, after satellite, iPods, phones with new gaming and entertainment options, new portable video gaming devices, HDTV, etc., etc., came on the scene, the cume share is 96.2.
Gee, radio is dead. We lost 0.5%... five-tenths of one percent... in reach in 8 years... 8 years that have seen an exponetial growth of new entertainment delivery methods.
And YOU complain that I do not give links! Your statement is just not true in so many ways.