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


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
IPL Live 2018
Today Match Prediction
IPL Prediction
Today Match Prediction
best buy portable speakers
best buy headphones
best buy TVs
best buy health products
best buy health care
best buy wearable device
best buy fitbit
best buy massage chair
best buy camping stove
best buy mobile phones
best buy iphones
best buy VPN
best buy Computer
best buy laptop
best buy computer Accessories
best buy mobile Accessories
best buy mobile covers
best buy Blu Ray Players
best buy PC Games
best buy Car electronics
best buy dash cam
best buy DSLR cameras
best buy Dash Mount
best buy vaccum cleaners
best buy portable chargers
best buy car chargers
best buy car tracking GPS
best buy at amazon
best buy drones
shop at amazon
trusted reviews
Product reviews

For packers and movers in mumbai, call Us or send in inquiry @

Norton support number Australia is best help and technical support in Norton. We are best team have to help and technical support provider for Norton support number Australia.

i read a lot of stuff and i found that the way of writing to clearifing that exactly want to say was very good so i am impressed and ilike to come again in future..
bedava blackjack siteleri

Nice Blog with good and quality information which is useful to all.
Prestige Park square
L & T Raintree Boulevard
Provident Square

Nice blog with best quality information.This webinar training will explain the process to effectively manage construction projects. The Instructor will discuss reviews of plans and specification, inspection program, order of operations, identification of hazards and safety controls.


Education Management Corporation of Australia (EMC AUSTRALIA) was established in 2015 and commenced facilitating services to international students who wished to come to study in Australia. Education Management Consultancy was one of the 1st businesses under Education Management Corporation of Australia.

wonderful blog and it's very helpful. For kind your information if you have needed more blogs then you can contact us (+1-844-891-4883) or visit

Quick Office setup download, installation and activation. Visit to download and install office setup online by signing in Get instant Office setup support from certified technicians. Call Office setup activation toll-free number for quick and easy assistance.

A need to look at positioned up. fantastic admin appropriate keep up the exceptional artwork
own business ideas in tamilnadu

your website is so useful .
thanks for your free documents ...
god bless you .

thanks from team .

Thank you for sharing this post. if anyone wants to get more details related to Dell or Toshiba products then visit us:

Need assistance regarding Microsoft products, then call on MS Tech Support Phone Number 1-888-773-9162 for quick assistance. Skilled technicians are available 24/7 to help you.

I just got to this amazing site not long ago. I was actually captured with the piece of resources you have got here. Big thumbs up for making such wonderful blog page!

Male Extra Review

Hello, nice article thanks for sharing.
Online Survey for money

Nice Information you provide. Very helpful.

MS Office setup is very easy to install, download and redeem. Use of MS Office is also simple and the user can learn the use of it easily. Online help option is also available in all application of the MS Office which provides an instant guideline. setup
office-com setup
office com/setup

It's really awesome and great blog thanks for publishing this.

Top class Desktop Application Development Company India

Thanks Admin For sharing this Article.

Holi Wishes

Best PC Games Of 2018

Technology facts

Best WhatsApp Status

Best PC Games Of 2018

Top video editing software for Android

Top Android Apps

Best Android games

I feel good when reading your posts. Those are what I want to know. Thank you for introducing useful information to us. I want to enjoy more and more about your writing. I wish you best things in life.


如果你从未开设账户开户彩金在网上赌场, 老虎机, 扑克室或体育帐户,你可能会怀疑这个提议是否合法。 我们都知道这句话的智慧,如果一个提案听起来不错,那么它可能是“或者没有免费的午餐”。投注返水所以有什么问题? 当赌场为您提供100到1,000美元的免费资金时,您应该在spin8手机版上解雇它,假设有各种严格的要求使付款难以实现新老虎机? 快速回答是不适合的老虎机的规律。这些优惠是真实的博彩促销, 在大多数情况下,获得报酬所需的条款和条件通常很容易实现大奖娱乐。有些与50美元至100美元的小额存款一样简单首存红利。老虎机首存音乐栏的一些要求,除了最低限度的存款,最低但可实现的水平。

Really a nice one.

The Antivirus Package protects one device and works on IOS, Windows, Android and MAC. It includes real time protection, virus, spyware, Malware and phishing protection. The Standard Package has the same features like the Antivirus Package plus secure pass protection ad additional protection option.

Norton Setup

Norton Tech Support is a third party service provider and not in any way associated with Norton or any of its partner companies. At Norton Support we offer support for Norton products and sell subscription based additional warranty on computer and other peripheral devices.

Norton Support

Avast Customer Support is a third party technical support service. We are here to help you out with the whole procedure to Download Avast Antivirus online, We not only fix your Avast setup related issues but will guide with how to get started with your new Avast product once it gets installed successfully. We at Avast Tech Support provides service to protect your PC from potential online threats and external attacks like viruses, Trojans, malwares, spywares and phishing scams.

Avast Support

your website is awesome. you do a great job
Myntra Pakistan

I visit this blog first time and found it quite impressive. thanks....
Haryana Police Answer Key

Haryana Police Admit Card

Buy Lenalid 25 mg is not a substitute for a medical exam, nor does it replace the need for services provided by medical professionals. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking any prescription or over the counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen.

Thanks Admin For this Article

The demand for Certified Translation Services
is growing rapidly as a result of growth of globalization experienced by many companies around the globe. Many official documents need to be hailed after translation, so that they absolutely can't afford to eliminate precision in the translation procedure. Some such records comprise naturalization and birth records, marriage certificates, diploma certifications, certificates, patents, letters of intent, memoranda and files that supply legal evidence of any type.

thanks for supporting to's wonderful

rainbow mountain peru

nice information

best dental implant in san jose

Visit to install Norton setup product key. Simply sign in and install Norton setup. Enter the norton product key to setup your norton antivirus. Norton product key are 25-character long and will be mentioned in your retail card. Call Norton setup support toll-free number +1-844-865-1210 in case any problem arise during installation process. Available 24/7 support  by certified technicians.

Really, nice article. I want to visit it everyday.
Thank you!

Buy Armotraz 1mg is in a class of medications called nonsteriodal aromatase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of oestrogen the body makes. This lowers the chance for spread of the cancer.

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.