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FM Chip in Cell Phones means More Radio Listening? Don’t Count on It

Last week Edison Research released its always excellent “Infinite Dial” study of audio listening habits in the U.S. I’m a big fan of this study, so this post is intended more as observation than critique. I was troubled by only one chart and the headline drawn from that chart, which was widely trumpeted by the […]

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FM on Mobile Phones? Be Careful what you Wish For

What’s the best way for radio to compete in a newly digital mobile environment? Is it to ensure that every mobile phone has an activated FM chip?  Is it, in other words, to expand the limits of existing technology to cover new gadgets which are built fundamentally on newer and more interactive and personal technology? […]

Posted in arbitron, fm, fm chip, FM on Mobile Phones, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, mobile phones, phones, ppm, radio, radio industry, RIU

An FM Chip in a Mobile Phone isn’t “Me”

Will FM radio ever end up pre-installed in mobile phones in the US? I doubt it, because consumers aren’t asking for radio to be built into their mobile phones (and here’s a full overview of the issue). But what’s more interesting to me is that radio industry leaders keep driving for this, obsessively wishing and hoping […]

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