The audience for WLYN and WAZN know they exist. That is all
that matters to us. We provide a bit of the "diversity" that so many
people are craving. If you are part of the demographic which we serve, you
already know this. If you are not, who really cares?
Yea, I remember when WRKO was a top-30 powerhouse of a station. I used to listen
to them alot, my transistor radio pressed to my ear, in the days before FM was popular.
That was then, this is now. Adapt or die. Squelching a legitimate news story, I think,
was rather silly, but it is their call to make.
Satellite radio has reached a plateau. It is not the greatest thing since sliced bread.
It is not broadcasting, it is narrow
casting. If you wish to pay a monthly fee to hear
programming that is already available in other forms, that is your business. Paying
to hear a national disgrace like Howard Stern - that is your business also. Good luck
Better you than me...
The emperor has no clothes. Satellite radio is bleeding red ink. They have
to merge the two services just to survive.
How much longer do you think that the folks putting up the cash, to subsidize them, will keep doing so? It will go the route of 78rpm vinyl records and 8-track tape players. The fad has peaked already... To compare a local radio station's audience size with that of a supposed national service is
absurd - like comparing apples and oranges. I would guess that you have never worked in the broadcast industry. Go ahead - listen to satellite radio for the yodeling channel, the Gregorian chant channel, the
Lithuanian marching music channel, the Weird Al Yankovic channel, the Tibetan comedy channel,
the kazoo channel, etc. Pay the monthly fees (sure to increase, to cover themounting losses) -
knock yourself out!
P.T. Barnum said it best - there is a sucker born every minute...