Proliferation Treatise (aka Counting the Devices)

One reason that listening hours per week per capita to Internet radio are increasing (according to both the annual Arbitron-Edison "Infinite Dial" study and easy math you can do with monthly Triton Digital press releases) and listening hours per week per capita to AM/FM radio seem to be declining (if you're an Arbitron subscriber, check Persons Using Radio (PUR) trends in your market) has got to be due to a number that is sneaking up on us: How many devices do we own that pick up each medium?

Let's do a quick count. I think the answer will be enlightening (or alarming, depending on which side of the fence you feel you're on nowadays):

Regarding the number AM/FM radios I own, even though I'm atypical in that I have lots of emotional connections to the Chicago stations I used to work at, and have friends that still work for various stations in town, my personal count is down:

I spent decades waking up to a clock radio with AM/FM, but my last Sony model went into storage about four years ago as I started using the alarm feature on my smartphone instead.

Like many of you, I used to have a great big stereo system (amplifier, AM/FM receiver, tape deck, CD player, and giant speakers), but that went away in pieces over the last decade as I ripped my CDs onto my iMac and replaced my TV sound system with a soundbar.

I used to have an FM Walkman of one type or another for running, but now, since I use the Nike Plus app on my smartphone for measuring my speed and distance, of course it makes sense to use the same device for accompanying music.

My parents have an AM/FM radio in their kitchen, atop the refrigerator, but I never picked up that habit.

Again, I'm atypical that, as a Chicagoan, I have "cut the cord" on car ownership thanks to an improved CTA (and apps that tell me when buses and trains are due), Uber (better and cheaper than taxis), and Zipcars (car rental by the hour), so no more AM/FM in the car in the garage since there's no more car.

I used to have a compact stereo system in my study, but its one-CD capacity seemed so old-school that it's in "temporary" storage somewhere, replaced by a speaker dock for my iPad.

Total household count: Down in the past decade from six or seven to either one (if I can find my missing iPod Nano, which has FM) or none.

Meanwhile, let's do the count of the number of devices in my household on which I can access Internet radio:

  • Current iPhone 4S
  • Older iPhone (used as alarm clock, etc.)
  • iPad (especially when paired with speaker dock)
  • Apple TV (attached to older TV)
  • PlayStation 3
  • New LG Smart TV (my big splurge of the season) 
  • Decrepit (but still plugged-in) HP Windows 7 PC
  • Seldom-used (due to hideously bad user interface) Dell Windows 8 touchscreen PC
  • Regularly-used iMac
  • Seldom-used laptop (as I transition to becoming a full-time tablet user)
  • Squeezebox Radio (purchased in 2011 but seldom used, as I prefer the iPad in the speaker dock).

So that's generously a 10:1 ratio in favor of Internet radios (of one form or another) over AM/FM radios.

As I said, I'm sure I'm atypical...but feel free try it yourself! And then try it with your parents, your siblings, your friends, and/or your in-laws.

I'll bet the general conclusion will be the same: More active Internet radios than AM/FM radios.

There are fads, and there are trends. (According to the marketing consultants Jack Trout & Al Ries, you want to avoid getting caught up in the former and take the latter seriously.)

This one is a trend.

Share this

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me.

baixar instagram
strike force heroes 3
baixar messenger

The Proliferation treatise is really very enjoyable post for us. I am really impressed to see your great job. I am waiting for your next post. Keep sharing. Get rubber flooring for sale

Noteworthy Website! I'd like to express significant appreciation to towards the hobbies a man make made this audit.

engineering colleges in jaipur

This is an extraordinary motivating article.I am essentially satisfied with your great work.You put truly exceptionally supportive data.

jaipur taxi service

In this game, you start at the cavern men's age, then evolve! There is a total of 5 ages, each with its units and turrets. Take control of 16 different units and 15 different turrets to defend your base and destroy your enemy.
Age of war

Summon creatures to fight enemy units and demolish the opposing castle. Your castle is equipped with a crossbow, which you can use to shoot enemies. Make sure you upgrade skills to increase your chances of winning battles.
Age Of War 3

The war between humans, orcs and elves continues. Lead your race through a series of epic battles, using your crossbow to fend off foes and sending out units to destroy castles. Researching and upgrading wisely will be crucial to your success!
Age Of War 2

it amazes me that anyone could treat another living thing like this, animals are like children, they need us to protect, care and love them - Thank you all who dedicate their time and efforts to these precious babies in need.
Obat iritasi mata karena softlens
cara mengatasi sakit mata akibat softlens

Xamthone plus di apotik K24
Thanks for the post. The @ tagging feature to create a link from my business page to another business page stopped working around the time facebook changed to “timeline”. (Probably just a coincidence.) I can still create the link to the other page in the post on my page, but my posts no longer show in “recent posts by others” on the page I have tagged. The pages are “liked” and I’m not blocked from any of these pages, my posts just won’t show on the other pages any more. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Cara mengobati kista ateroma tanpa operasi
obat tukak lambung di apotik
harga jelly gamat luxor 1 liter

Thanks so much…hope the blog has helped a bit.
disco in jaipur

Good to see this list still getting visits, I enjoy reading the articles on this list. It makes me laugh how many people are “amazed” that x link isn’t on the list. I am sure there are more that 100 (if you include the other list) interesting articles on WP, perhaps it should have just been called 50 interesting articles on wikipedia as the word “most” is subjective. Still great list, I look forward to reading other interesting WP articles that are not on this list too.
cara agar asam lambung tidak kambuh lagi
Cara mengatasi maag kronis saat puasa
obat maag saat berpuasa ramadhan

hi friends Yoy are Searching for Latest Govt Jobs 2016, Upcoming Jobs 2016, is

updated for http://www.freshgovtjobs.com/, This is Real God website, I Given

This is often an informative write-up overview. I am so happy to get this write-up short article and great information. I used to be looking ahead to have such a article that is quite useful to us. A big thank for putting up this text During this Site. Retain it up. I enjoyed over read your blog post. Your blog have nice information, I got good ideas from this amazing blog. I am always searching like this type blog post. I hope I will see again..
http://barbie-dream-house.com/
http://wheelshappy.net/
http://gunbloodgame.com/

I see your point, and I entirely enjoy your article. For what its worth I will tell all my friends about it, quite inspiring.

http://2qwop.com/

I like your site and content. thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts. Thanks
permainan judi bola

Nice Article.....

Here are some coloring pages for adults

Strike Force Heroes is a new game action-packed shooter from the creators of Raze; with 3 game modes, 15 campaign missions and over 65 weapons.
Strike Force Heroes 3 It is always going to be a challenge if you are a member of the Strike Force. You will be sent out on challenging missions and that is exactly the situation here. You must eliminate all the enemies using the weapons available to you.

Strike Force Heroes is a new game action-packed shooter from the creators of Raze; with 3 game modes, 15 campaign missions and over 65 weapons.
Strike Force Heroes 3 It is always going to be a challenge if you are a member of the Strike Force. You will be sent out on challenging missions and that is exactly the situation here. You must eliminate all the enemies using the weapons available to you.

Good post but I was wondering if you could write a litter more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Appreciate it!
Sbobet Indonesia

I’m a big fan of your blog and your recipes! Today I was amazed because your book will be in portuguese!! I’m portuguese I live in a small island called Flores. Can we pre order the book?? Because
obat herbal darah tinggi yg ampuh
cara mengolah daun seledri untuk darah tinggi
pengobatan alternatif darah tinggi

aving read this I thought it was really enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this content together Tour Murah. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still harga bondek

Awesome news..
Amar

شركة بسمة الرياض وكعادتها معكم تتشرف بتقديم خدمات غسيل المجالس بطريقة علمية ومجربة لضمان الحفاظ على الاقمشة والانسجة فاذا كنت تبحث عن يحافظون على مجلسك فنحن نضمن لك مع شركة غسيل مجالس بالرياض أفضل النتائج الممكنة فنحن نعتمد على عمالة مدربة ومجهزة باحدث الماكينات الحديثة لغسيل المجالس وجميع متعلقاتها حيث اننا نستعمل مجموعة من المنظفات العالية الجودة لضمان الحفاظ على الالياف الداخلية للمجالس فنحن لسنا هواة فى هذا المجال فلدينا باع طويل فى خدمة غسيل المجالس على مستوي المملكة العربية السعودية وبالاخص مدينة الرياض.
وحتى يتم القيام بعملية غسيل مجالس راقية تقدم شركة غسيل مجالس مجموعة من النصائح والارشادات العامة لاتباعها فى المستقبل والتي هي من اسرار مهنتنا وأولها هو الاعتماد على التنظيف بالبخار بشكل دائم لانه يحافظ على الاقمشة بشكل لا يصدق وضرورة استعمال بعض المنظفات المجربة والتي تعطي للمجالس رونق والوان زاهية بالاضافة للاعتماد على السجاد والموكيت والذين يمثلون مجموعة من أهم المفروشات الخاصة بالمجلس ويجب الاعتناء بتنظيفهم وغسيلهم بشكل دوري حتي يظهروا دائمآ بالمظهر الراقي الذي يليق بضيوفك شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض.

wish I had multiple threads or so
Big Head Football.
Donkey Kong Unblocked.

I liked the topic like this. Thank you for sharing
Car Racing Games
Super Mario Unblocked.
Tiny Planes
Big Head Soccer.

This web site is rewarding. wish you growing
Big Head Football
head soccer
Run 3 Unblocked
Run Unblocked

thank you for giving me the necessary information
head soccer
Big Head Soccer
Big Head Soccer
Big Head Football

This topic is interesting. This information is very useful to me.
Tiny Tanks
Run 3 Unblocked
Hacked unblocked Games
Tiny Planes

It would be absorption on the off adventitious that you annual that you can't administrate an action with an action and you can't changeabout out accusation by authentic added commitment. The band-aid for your adherence starts with adopting added pay sources and advantageous off complete accusation little by little so you can be chargeless.car title loans

Mencari agen judi online terpercaya? Hanya disini tempatnya,,
kunjungi website kami..
klik di sini >> Agen Judi Terpercaya

Thanks for the good words! Really appreciated. Great post. I’ve been commenting a lot on a few blogs recently, but I hadn’t thought about my approach until you brought it up.

SEO training in Adyar

I think he brought down his own career with his own actions. Even if he was in the heat of the argument, that's no excuse. He's an adult and should be able to think before opening his mouth. Our words have consequences like it or not. Some people think that if it's on the internet the consequences don't apply and it causes a lot of problems. His career is in media, it's in the fans, which means he has to be particularly careful what he says and does online or on camera. He was a jerk and now he's paying for it, beause
Jus kulit manggis on toko herbal acep suherman is obat kanker payudara stadium awal and Obat kista

excellent sharing. this is really useful one. Thanks for sharing..
Dot net Training in Chennai | Cloud Computing Training in Chennai | Linux Training in Chennai | Salesforce Training in Chennai

Thanks dude your post is extremely good enough for me because this makes sense for me! gain muscle at https://www.rebelmouse.com/musclegainingsecretsreview/

I love reading your articles and I shared it with my friends.
People also like it and give good feedback. Thank you.
Signature: open facebook | facebook login | happy wheels | happy wheels game | earn to die | earn to die game

These provided information was really so nice,thanks for giving that post and the more skills to develop after refer that post. Your articles really impressed for me,because of all information so nice.

Peridot Systems Adyar Chennai Reviews

that is quite interesting. airtel recharge online
aircel online recharge

I every time spent my half an hour to read this webpage's posts everyday along with a cup of coffee. Rental Mobil Bogor

rental mobil bogor Hello I am so delighted I found your weblog, I really found you by error, while I was browsing on Askjeeve for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a remarkable post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don_t have time to read it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb b.

Having read this I thought it was really enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this content together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it! LES PRIVAT DEPOK

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Post new comment

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.