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Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out?

Bill Schweber
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Myanalog
Myanalog
11/13/2014 4:08:56 AM
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Re: Madness, not progress
 "There are not a lot of innovations in this space largely because the opportunities are muted. How many college kids are buying radios and how many families have them? These are not things that people spend a lot of time thinking how to redesign and remake. FM, AM, and the whole nexus of radio while important are not within the sights of Silicon Valley geeks."

Goafrit2, only physical radios can be vanished, soft radios can be there by embedding in all music systems including smartphones, tablets etc.

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Myanalog
Myanalog
11/11/2014 4:06:07 AM
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Re: Demise
"The big problem may not be the means of communication but the programs. I am not sure there are a lot of exciting things on radio for people to be overly concerned. Except my car, I do not think I will care which radio station is out there."

Fasmicro, listeners have no choice or control over the selection and broadcasting programs. Such things has to be taken care from the back end team; I mean broadcasting team.

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11/5/2014 8:19:32 PM
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Re: Madness, not progress
There are not a lot of innovations in this space largely because the opportunities are muted. How many college kids are buying radios and how many families have them?These are not things that people spend a lot of time thinking how to redesign and remake. FM, AM, and the whole nexus of radio while important are not within the sights of Silicon Valley geeks.

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11/5/2014 8:16:19 PM
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Re: Software defined Radios
>> Some customers would like to hear the song in better amplifier rather than a tiny smartphone. Today, internet radio was embedded in a few vehicles. Customer might hear the song in stereo system. 

Nothing stops you from extending the phone capabilities with a stereo just as you are doing with radio. There is nothing you can do with the radio that the phone is not ready for.

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goafrit2
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11/5/2014 8:14:47 PM
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Re: Software defined Radios
Daej, these internet radios can be easily access through Smartphones; which made them more popular and acceptable among common peoples.

Practically, every Android phone has FM Radio. Unless there is something I do not know, it works just as the one from the FM frequency. As people buy phones with these capabilities, radio will be like watch - devices that will fizzle one day irrespective of what we may think about them at the moment.

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fasmicro
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11/5/2014 8:03:05 PM
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Re: Demise
>> Now everything is in software defined mode.

But that does not change what the consumer hears. The big question is not the underlining technology but the program. I know that without BBC, most parts of Africa will drop their radios. BBC Radio service remains a very important product in radio across Western and Central Africa

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11/5/2014 8:00:28 PM
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Re: Demise
>> Yalanand, most of the smartphones and even basic mobile phones have FM facility. So there won't be any issue in hearing radio.

The big problem may not be the means of communication but the programs. I am not sure there are a lot of exciting things on radio for people to be overly concerned. Except my car, I do not think I will care which radio station is out there.

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11/5/2014 7:58:55 PM
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>> I think that in connectivity perspective and overall performance, AM/FM might be better than internet radio.

How do you define "better"? If you can hear the thing, does it matter how it is deliverred. I do not see how AM will be better than the web if sound quality is all that matters in this.

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Myanalog
Myanalog
10/21/2014 2:54:31 AM
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Re: Smartphones Vs Stereo
"Yes....I agree. It depends on individual favor also sometimes. FM Radio's will allow you to be updated to date and provide you with a variety of programs including jokes, discussions etc. If anyone interested in the same, they would refer FM Radio's. On the other hand, USB like devices allows you to enjoy preferred selection of songs uninterrupted. Also if you are to use your phone for both music and calls/ sms purposes, it believe that could be little disturb."

Ue2014, you are right. Both have its own merit and demerit. One is lively in dynamic nature and the other one is passive but have the choice of selection.

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10/21/2014 2:52:06 AM
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Re: Madness, not progress
"I am not sure how others take but yes i feel FM approach little easy rather than internet radio or CD players. Just tune and you are all set to enjoy news/ music/ jokes and day to day update."

Samicksha, there is no doubt that FM are superior than any other plug and play devices; with respect to infotainment and its more lively too.

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