Thursday, April 16, 2009

Newspapers can survive

Lou Ransom writes:

I’m not old enough to remember when radio was the main source of family entertainment. But I’m told that there was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth when that newfangled contraption called television came along. It was thought that television would just kill radio.
It didn’t. Radio adapted, found out that music would engage listeners as well as the radio serials, and ad dollars kept coming in. Radio kept adapting, formatting, going stereo, creating new formats — all talk, all sports, all ignorant, going satellite — and the dollars still came in.

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