Thursday, May 24, 2007

Suggestions and reaction

Evaluation and Comments:
1)  Excellent Station w/ good personalities
2)  Offers a nice mix of News from 5 AM to 9 AM; talk from 9 AM to 5 PM: News from 5 to 7 PM and then Jazz in the evening with Mama Jazz till 11 PM and then "All Night Jazz.
3)  The specialized local Oxford programs are fun to listen to, but maybe not as Regional as they need to be.  Warren County would be an opportunity.
4)  What we don't need is one more radio station dedicated to a specific cause or purpose that is another Christian Radio.
5)  Like flexibility of special programs around holiday weekends such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving etc.
6)  Would prefer more music to the talk format.  Do not have HD radio at this point, will wait for that technology to develop.
7)  Would like to hear the concerts of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble etc say on a Sunday afternoon.
8)  Boost the power of the station if possible.
9)  Miss the eclectic music  program on Sunday evenings that started at 6 but has now been limited to 7 to 9 PM.
10) Try some different NPR, PRI programs that are not heard locally.
11)  With WGUC being all classical and WVXU being all talk, Yellow Springs not knowing what it wants to be, I would think that WMUB could further expands its market especially in Montgomery, Warren and Clinton Counties.

--Gary Kuntz, Lebanon

P.S: Really hope Miami is not considering selling the station.  Know it has a good value right now and would help the University do a lot of things, but WMUB now makes Miami unique.  All the other college stations have sold or severed their "radio" relationships.  In the long run I believe it is a mistake, but as they say in the short run we all have to eat.

1 Comments:

At 12:10 PM, Anonymous PocketRadio said...

“HD Radio on the Offense”

“But after an investigation of HD Radio units, the stations playing HD, and the company that owns the technology; and some interviews with the wonks in DC, it looks like HD Radio is a high-level corporate scam, a huge carny shill.”

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/2007-03-07/music/hd-radio-on-the-offense

“4/4/07 - FCC: Market to Decide Fate of HD Radio”

http://www.diymedia.net/archive/0407.htm

“Sirius, XM, and HD: Consumer interest reality check”

“While interest in satellite radio is diminishing, interest in HD shows no signs of a pulse.”

http://www.hear2.com/2007/02/sirius_xm_and_h.html

"U.S. automakers not jumping into HD Radio"

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN2632750220070427?pageNumber=1

"Bridge Ratings: Sweat the cell phone and don't count on HD"

"In other words, Bridge says interest in HD radio is decreasing even as your station works hard to increase awareness. What can I possibly add to this honest and bleak picture that I haven't said before? My well-intended warnings about HD's "premature death" seem to be rearing their ugly heads almost two years later."

http://www.hear2.com/2007/04/bridge_ratings_.html#comments

"But is 'availability' of HD radios the problem?"

"And one broadcaster reported to me that he asked an iBiquity rep how many HD radios had actually been sold as of the most recent accounting. And this was his answer: 150,000."

http://www.hear2.com/2007/04/but_is_availabi.html#comments

"Is Pay-for-Play HD Content on Horizon?"

http://rwonline.com/pages/s.0049/t.4028.html

"HD Radio Effort Undermined by Weak Tuners in Expensive Radios"

http://www.mp3newswire.net/stories/7002/hd-radio2.html

"The FCC Tunes Into HD Radio--And May Turn Off Distant AM"

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2007/03/the_fcc_greenlights_hd_radio_n.html

“RW Opinion: Rethinking AM’s future”

“Making AM-HD work well as a long-term investment is seen as an expensive and risky challenge for most stations and their owners. There is the significant downside of potential new interference to some of their own AM analog listeners as well as listeners of adjacent-channel stations.”

http://www.rwonline.com/pages/s.0044/t.557.html

I wouldn't count on HD Radio !

 

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