Sunday, December 16, 2007
AM Radio is now DEAD?
I remember listening to the world on my transistor radio that picked up great stations like CKLW the Big 8, WOWO Radio 1190, 610 WTVN, and WWWE AM 1100 (Now WTAM), no doubt I had more dead 9 volt batteries and was always in need of fresh new ones. The little ear piece that you could pick for $1.29 at any Radio Shack was damn uncomfortable. Bob Sievers from WOWO used one of those ear pieces to monitor WOWO, I should know I sold him one when I worked at Radio Shack. Wow who knew? Then FM radio came around and they said AM would die, we now have HD Radio and AM still lives on. When we all able to pick up Net Radio in our cars will AM radio finally die or will they reinvent themselves once again? Would it be profitable to start a Net Radio station? How dose Net Radio make money? I have a couple of friends that have Net Radio Stations and they are not making a cent because listeners are not willing to set through 7 minutes of commercial announcements. Will Steve "Boom Boom" Cannon (Hello WHLO AM 640) still be the King of Trivia? All points to ponder while listening to our favorite AM station. Now back to much more music on the big 8 CKLW!