AM/FM soon to be no longer free in some cars?
SOURCE: https://drgnews.com/2023/01/05/am-fm-ra ... y-feature/
Jan 6th, 2023 12:10 pm
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Jan 6th, 2023 5:05 pm
This is an excellent point. Hopefully it's only an American thing and it will fail miserably long before Canada ever gets a chance to give it a try.
Jan 6th, 2023 5:56 pm
Jan 6th, 2023 6:05 pm
Internet radios do exist, so maybe replacing AM radio with listening to something as simple as CityNews 680 online might screw this whole idea over royally...but how much will it cost to have internet access in the car???
Jan 6th, 2023 6:41 pm
Jan 6th, 2023 9:03 pm
Dont really need internet in cars. Just stream over your phone and use Bluetooth to connect to your cars infotainment. Ultimately data plans in Canada will become infinite and become less in price.
Jan 6th, 2023 9:10 pm
Jan 7th, 2023 1:16 am
Jan 7th, 2023 1:55 am
Ratings show that many are indeed listening to the radio still. Somehow Boom 97.3 managed to beat out CHFI in the recent ratings book with very high ratings.
Jan 7th, 2023 2:31 am
I doubt they'd be that silly, but in all seriousness,
Jan 7th, 2023 2:40 am
Jan 7th, 2023 4:48 am
Do you think it's the drivers who are boosting the radio ratings? I was thinking most people in their free time wouldn't choose to listen to the radio.playnicee1 wrote: ↑ Ratings show that many are indeed listening to the radio still. Somehow Boom 97.3 managed to beat out CHFI in the recent ratings book with very high ratings.
CHFI was number one in Toronto for many years.
Also for one book, Q 107 managed to be on top. (they went back down...just a lucky book, lol)
I don't drive, but if I did, I'd want a traffic report in my car. (from 680 news)
Radio has a long way to go before it becomes the next crashing Titanic. (if ever)
Jan 7th, 2023 10:41 am
Many people do turn on the radio while active in house cleaning on week ends or for various other reasons, but the radio tends to be more of a background sound rather than an active listening thing.
Jan 7th, 2023 10:57 am
Is it? One of things that's bugged me with new cars the most over the past number of years, is how integrated the car stereo unit is in the car. They increasing aren't the standard rectangular size, that you could easily replace. I've always been the kind of person to upgrade the car stereo unit when I buy a new used car. It's' bummed me out how increasingly difficult that looks in modern cars.
Jan 7th, 2023 11:52 am
I agree it is mostly folks driving to work that listen to the radio. I cannot imagine paying for radio and then having to listen to ads. Paying for radio would kill it.Gedfrad wrote: ↑ I think most people would rather not listen to the radio if it becomes subscription-based. They'll just play music from their phone. This could impact radio ad revenue quite a bit.
The majority of people who listen to the radio are probably ones who are driving to work. Most people probably don't spend their free time listening to radio nowadays. There's also so many other options like streaming music or podcasts.
Jan 7th, 2023 12:52 pm
Jan 7th, 2023 1:10 pm
Just because you choose to spend your money on a luxury like Sirius/XM, it doesn't mean the vast majority of others do.batcave wrote: ↑ I agree it is mostly folks driving to work that listen to the radio. I cannot imagine paying for radio and then having to listen to ads. Paying for radio would kill it.
I haven't listened to the radio in my car in over ten years. I either listen to music from my phone via Bluetooth or Sirius satellite radio. It is more relaxing than listening to ads.
Jan 7th, 2023 1:29 pm
Toyota will make you pay a subscription to start your car.*Kiraly wrote: ↑ This honestly sounds like something I'd read on The Onion. Hard to believe it's real. First it was BMW's heated seats subscription, where they remotely disable the feature if you don't pay the monthly fee. Now this. What next? Pay a monthly subscription fee for...uhhh...It's hard to imagine something satirical to say because the reality already sounds so much like satire.