Gee how the black kettle in all of you HD pro types don't even have a clue, it was YOU, RFburns, Mike Walker, EasyPeezy, Radioman, Lino, David Eduardo, etc., etc. all indicating how internet radio was doomed because of royalty fees, not enough listeners, advertisement sales, etc.
All these issues are faced by net radio today. They threaten it's very existance.
NOW these so called experts that were calling satelite radio a dying industry are the ones touting the Ibiquity nonsense to get HD radio on satelite radios as a condition of the XM/Sirius merger... talk about calling the kettle black...
Not at all. HD radio is merely asking for a "Concurrent" changing of the playing field. From an HD standpoint, Radio agreed to the consequences of HD and it's effect on radio as a whole.
However for ONE satellite company to be formed, it requires a change in the "competition" arena. A change in a law that affects radio that RADIO DOES NOT REALLY WANT. because of that, it is reasonable to look for some type of mitigation. Do I lke the mitigation chosen? Not particularly, but it is creative. remember the "NEW "Siriurs/XM will have no national compteitors.
WOW you guys are flip floppers, at LEAST we still have the audacity to continue to rant how bad HD radio is and haven't budged from our position!
I fail to see the change in position. Nothing has changed.
IF I were the FCC and SEC I would NEVER have allowed terrestrial radio to ever touch the internet/satelite radio with their web radio or now their insitance that HD be allowed on satelite radios as a condition web radio/satelite radio would not try to get into terrestrial radio!
While trying to be civil i'll point out this is the reason people with your view don't HAVE that responsibility.
Now THAT would have been the best approach and then we would see how all you guys would be out of work scratching at XM/Sirius or the thousands of internet radio sites looking for work... a sorry sour bunch you guys are!
My God man, why are you so filled with such hate towards radio? Cripes, if ever a post showed true colors....
Seriously look back at your prior posts before getting into the position where you ask the stupid question above!
You do realize this semi incoherant rant by you is in response to a question I asked about "The radio people who were calling the Internet a "fad"". Somehow I'm not sure how you got off on the mother of all rants about everything based on "The stupid question I asked above".
Clearly if you have so little interest in radio, perhaps you should devote a little more time to something a little more meaningful to YOU. But that is you decision.
Either way, dude, honestly. Lighten up.
It's only radio.