Has it been that long since publicly-traded radio groups pitched their wares claiming that radio was a forced-listening medium – and that its users were actually held captive – and were forced to listen to it in their cars?
Don’t believe me? I’ll dig out some old Wall Street propaganda from ten years ago when radio stocks were being hawked that way.
The industry would lash out at anyone who would dare cast doubt of the accuracy of those statements.
I still have some of the scathing e-mails I received from some of those radio stock peddlers for challenging their claims.
Now we have many don’t-say-I-didn’t-tell-you-so in-car options.
Let’s move on, quickly, to the 2008 Geneva Auto Show and C-Net’s coverage of radio’s newest in-car challenge – here.
There's captive and captivating.
Oh, did I leave HD Radio off the list? Yes, I did. On purpose.