Comment 103488

By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted July 25, 2014 at 06:19:40 in reply to Comment 103436


Here's the quote I believe you're referring to:

Most of the people I see on transit are plugged into either an iPod or a phone.

So again, I would hazard a guess that at least 50% of phone users, especially smartphone users, have data plans. This means streaming is available. CHML has this nifty app that allows you to listen to their station online. I've used it a few time to check the traffic when I'm at work but not near a computer or radio. People can listen there. Or they can not listen to CHML at all, like most people 15-45, like me, like my friends, like my family, like your friends, your family, etc.

Terrestrial radio is facing the same problems that print media faces - the user base is aging and dying off, and the new generations are not taking their place. I can usually get most of my information online, in real-time, rather than waiting to read it the next day, or waiting for a news break or specific time during the broadcast to hear it, and I get far more detail on it. I tire of hearing CHML operate like a "680 news -lite" where during the drive in/drive home they operate in a similar format, then during the time nobody listens to the radio they have a couple of in-house talk stations, syndicated programs, and reruns of 1930s-50s serials.

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